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