The three laws of RoboticsA robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second LawWith these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not so distant future a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsoleteHere are stories of robots gone mad, of mind read robots, and robots with a sense of humor Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asimov s trademark 3.75 I thought this book would be similar to the movie but no, not at all or barely.There are 9 short stories told and, although I enjoy all of them, I much preferred the last couple ones. A Brief History Of Robo Sapiens In Nine Sequences Why WHY does something invariably go wrong with them Because , said Powell somberly, we are accursed Let s go Asimov s collection of short stories is a stunning document of humanity s struggle to find balance in a world increasingly dominated by technological progress, but with the same social, political and emotional conflicts as always.At first glance, the different stories seem to show the growing sophistication of robots, and their A Brief History Of Robo Sapiens In Nine Sequences Why WHY does something invariably go wrong with them Because , said Powell somberly, we are accursed Let s go Asimov s collection of short stories is a stunning document of humanity s struggle to find balance in a world increasingly dominated by technological progress, but with the same social, political and emotional conflicts as always.At first glance, the different stories seem to show the growing sophistication of robots, and their integration in human society But the stories are not just a documentation of robots getting better and better , they also exemplify different aspects of human life that are affected by artificial intelligence And it isandcomplicated to solve the resulting issues from story to story.The first, apparently innocent sequence features a girl who becomes dependent on her toy robot, and refuses to interact with humans and animals as a result Not too scary Well, whoever has hosted a birthday party and seen the children who withdraw from the fun to sit in a corner and play on their phones knows that the problem is real, and urgent Dependence on technology entertain me if you can The second story deals with failure within the robotic programming itself, when the three Laws of Robotics clash and cause a dilemma that the robot can t solve Who will solve it for him, then System Failure please reboot the world and start again Then we move on to the metaphysical aspect of creating a superior intelligence which makes calculations that are beyond human capacity This sequence was the most humorous, in my opinion, showing a robot deciding to ignore humanity and create a religion around the Master, a calculation machine of great power The scientists despair when realising that it could argue reasonably against evidence, was hilarious, but also frighteningly contemporary Technology Cult In matters of faith, no argument is good enough One chapter deals with the scenario of robots developing military behaviour Weapons of mass destruction Die Geister die ich rief Another story explores mind reading, and delves into the dilemma of robotic rationality versus human ambitions, hopes and fears The Transparent Humans Unable to hide their thought crimes Of course humans also start bending the rules of robotics for their own purposes and benefits, creating secret robots that do not fully obey the laws they are supposed to follow automatically And of course it gets out of control, creating highly dangerous situations The Law Is For The Others And finally, we have the robots that are advanced enough to pretend to be human, refusing to be examined and discovered as robots by applying the judiciary system and their rights within it as humans, ironically to prevent detection An issue of some relevance, as well What to do with the democratic institutions that are abused by people robots who only respect them when they suit their purposes The Democratic Supermarket Take What You Need, Leave the Rest Behind Asimov has assembled an astounding diversity of ideas in a cohesive form While touching on the essential questions of the modern human condition, it offers an intriguing, engaging narrative as well, still readable and relevant in a world that istechnologically advanced than Asimov could imagine himself.In the balance between the human factor and technological system peculiarities, he leaves humanity with the eternal philosophical question of what defines us and what we define ourselves And there will be hiccups, for sure, for the predictions on the future that close the novel can be rightly interpreted by different characters as How horrible Or How wonderful O brave new world that has such machines in t Recommended 539 I, Robot Robot 0.1 , Isaac AsimovI, Robot is a fix up of science fiction short stories or essays by American writer Isaac Asimov The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between 1940 and 1950 and were then compiled into a book for stand alone publication by Gnome Press in 1950 I, Robot is about a robot s confession Some weeks earlier, its builder, Dr Charles Link, built it in the basement Link teaches his robot to 539 I, Robot Robot 0.1 , Isaac AsimovI, Robot is a fix up of science fiction short stories or essays by American writer Isaac Asimov The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between 1940 and 1950 and were then compiled into a book for stand alone publication by Gnome Press in 1950 I, Robot is about a robot s confession Some weeks earlier, its builder, Dr Charles Link, built it in the basement Link teaches his robot to walk, talk and behave civilly Link s housekeeper sees the robot just enough to be horrified by it, but his dog is totally loyal to it The robot is fully educated in a few weeks, Link then names it Adam Link, and it professes a desire to serve any human master who will have it Soon afterwards, a heavy object falls on Dr Link by accident and kills him His housekeeper instantly assumes that the robot has murdered Dr Link, and calls in armed men to hunt it down and destroy it They do not succeed in fact, they provoke the robot to retaliate, both by refusing to listen to it and by accidentally killing Dr Link s dog Back at the house, the robot finds a copy of Frankenstein, which Dr Link had carefully hidden from the robot, and finally somewhat understands the prejudice against it In the end the robot decides that it simply is not worth killing several people just to get a hearing, writes its confession, and prepares to turn itself off 2007 1374 347 20 1390 366 9789643137083 The book consists of futuristic robot short stories recounted by Susan Calvin robot psychologist in retrospect Even though the reader could read the short stories quite well, they unfortunately don t created tension at all On the one hand, the writing style seems a little bit outdated and on the other hand I don t like the lack of composition of the topic Or maybe I had even a false expectation.