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I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
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Mar 02, 2008

it was amazing
Read in December, 2006

This book was a very enjoyable read- especially when you think about the time period when it was written! Everything is conceived of way before you would have thought it possible for someone to dream it up.
The book is a series of short stories about robots- or rather human-robot interaction, and how "they" are looked at compared to "us". The last 3/4 of the book is from "Susan Calvin's" stories- a robot psychologist that trys to solve problems with the robots based on misunderstandings between human orders, and robot interpretation. Asimov came up with three basic laws for all robots, that are, in effect, supposed to give humans absolute control over robots, and to always be protected from them.
The laws come into conflict when a higher stress is put on a lower law order, they balance out and there are problems.
The book is good overall based on his concept of what robots are, and the stories he uses them in.
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