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Row, Row Row, I, Row-Boat

Cory Doctorow has begun podcasting his story “I, Row-Boat” described as “a story about a theological dispute between an artificially intelligent Asimov three-laws cultist and an uplifted coral reef.”

Interestingly, some commenters have pointed out that a similarly-named story, “I, Rowboat”, appeared at parody site The Onion. here’s a brief excerpt of The Onion’s Three Laws Of Rowboatics:

  1. A Rowboat may not immerse a human being or, through lack of flotation, allow a human to come to harm.
  2. A Rowboat must obey all commands and steering input given by its human Rower, except where such input would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A Rowboat must preserve its own flotation as long as such preservation does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
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