by Isaac Asimov
Turtleback Books .1950, 304 pgs, Science Fiction
Set in the future Isaac Asimov gives 3 rules for robots to follow:
“1.A Robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.”
Asimov takes us through the life progression of the robot through stories that he has interlinked to each other. This progression starts from the primitive stage to the not so distant future. Will the human race even be needed in this distant future?
This is also a book that I have been wanting to read. The different stories telling the stories of the robot and it’s beginning to the current status is fascinating. It also makes me wonder what the future actually holds and will we have robots that have their own laws that they have to follow?
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