The three laws of Robotics:
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 givein 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.
With 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 obsolete.
Here 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 Asmiov's trademark....Continua
...Tutte le forme normali di vita, consciamente o inconsciamente , sono spinte a ribellarsi contro una dominazione. Se la dominazione avviene a opera di un essere inferiore o considerato tale, il risentimento diventa più forte.....
O Good Doctor, our paths will not likely cross again: but what far-reaching guide have you been to the ways of the cosmos!
Asimov was not only the harbinger of robots, the narrator who could mix sense of wonder with Agatha Christie-like deductive inquiries: He was also the singer of the great Corporation as an engine of scientific advancement, of the Machines as weavers of the future of mankind (if only dull men could do without meddling with them!), of Reason as a necessary pathway. And he could craft characters: mostly men given to scientific endeavours, but, why not, also one woman which is sometimes even female-like: Susan Calvin, colder than her robots, but endowed with female cunning for manipulating her fellow engineers' motivations.. As poor Gerald Black will discover once and again.
Questo è davvero un libro bellissimo, descrive in modo fiabesco quello che potrebbe essere un futuro prossimo, quando saremo in grado di creare una vera e propria intelligenza artificiale.
Ogni racconto di questo libro, ha un insegnamento sul comportamento dei robot, su come il loro comportamento sia condizionato dalle 3 leggi fondamentali della robotica. Assolutamente da leggere, se non l'avete ancora fatto.