a question by Feb 22, 2011
I just made a badge for Asimov stories. Which is your favorite Asimov book or short story?
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answered:    February 22, 2011
I need to eliminate the Foundation and Robot books from my response because I loved them all and it is difficult to single out a specific book that I liked the best. Therefore, I go for The Bicentennial Man. This short story was so successful that Robert J. Sawyer had a similiar novel called Mindscan. Asimov presents a legal case as to when artificial intelligence in fact becomes considered a living entity. It is a story of a robot who wants to be human (like The Tin Man) and studies all the legal definations of being human and then goes about remaking himself to be considered human. There are a lot of compelling legal arguments presented.
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February 22, 2011
There's a Twilight Zone (the 1980s edition) that had Leonard Nimoy as the attorney in defending a robot accused of murder when actually his creator was killed accidentally. Similar themes on Star Trek where Data was put before the Federation to see if we could declare him a thinking being. Food for thought for sure. I did add The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories anthology to Lunch.com awhile back. I have a copy but haven't read it yet. I really liked the movie, as it blares the three laws of robotics!
February 22, 2011
Extra credit to you if you can recite them off the top of your head and then quote the zero law.
February 22, 2011
Dang it, I had to look it up! No fair! Zero Law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
February 23, 2011
Do you think that Spock's speech at the end the The Wrath Of Khan may have come from that? Just a thought.
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