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.
With these three, s ...more
“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 in ...more
How would we react to Robots once they become free thinkers?
How should we react to Robots when they become our slaves?
Should we institute a whole new brand of slavery for the purpose of a "clean society"?
What is sentient life?
The I, Robot novel progresses through these questions, and questions like them, in scenarios rarely ever po ...more
Another reason is related to the structure of I, Robot. It actually ha ...more
"If one and a half chickens lay one and a half eggs in one and a half days, how many eggs will nine chickens lays in nine days?"
This is incredible, the best of all science fiction I have read yet. As Fredrick Pohl put it:
“A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.”
Asimov not only does that - and he goes one step further, he proposes a solution for the metaphorical traffic jam - in this case ethical issues related to AI, in form of his popu ...more
I, 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, in an initial edition of 5,000 copies.
عنوان: من، روبوت - ایزاک آسیموف - نشر پاسارگاد؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه نوامبر سال 2007 میلادی
عنوان: من روبوت؛ نویسند ...more
I really enjoyed the overall arc and how it was presented. I also really dug how most of the stories were puzzles abo ...more
I, Robot is written as a serious of stories featuring a group of individua ...more
Date: 9-5-2025 11:15 EST
BOGERT : The reason I asked to see you today, Dr Calvin, is that my office has a disturbing rumour that you have developed a robot to write book reviews.
CALVIN : Well, that is correct. They have been functioning for some time.
BOGERT : I am surprised - surely reviewing books requires a fine discrimination of taste and acut ...more
❝ Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.❞------------- Isaac Asimov--------------
This collection of concept-driven stories featuring robots were some of the first stories written by Science fiction god, Isaac Asimov. These stories also introduce the "Three laws of robotics" which became a milestone in science fiction history.
Pure logic based problem-solving and the genuine awe-inspiring imagination; That's ...more
I, Robot is my first Asimov book and I'm glad I started here. The book talks about many points when it comes to robots, or just technology in general. It opens with a girl who is attache ...more
There is a method to the madness!
The other day when my spiffing new copy of the Foundation series arrived on my doorstep, faithfully delivered by the only Amazon delivery guy in our part of the town and I had to turn to them to have my fix of the written word ever since the only bookstore in the town was closed down (or rather was converted into a boutique), my dear friend, who is by the way one of those guys who has their rooms covered in comic graffiti and a bat signal alarm clock that he is s...more
This paperback version s ...more
"...Robotları severim. İnsanlardan daha çok severim. Eğer günün birinde kamu idareciliği yapabilecek bir robot üretilirse, bu işi herkesten iyi kıvırır. Robotbilim Kanunları'na göre insanlara zarar veremez, tiranlık yapamaz, rüşvet alamaz, önyargılı davranamaz, saçma sapan kararlar çıkartamaz. Ve dönemi başarıyla tamamladıktan sonra ölümsüz olsa bile görevini bsşkasına devreder, çünkü insanlara bir robo ...more
I can't continue with this review. I'm starting to get too emotional. Sorry. A few things are still sacred, you know?
PS My real I, Ro ...more
But this is the book that invented the Three Laws of Robotics, which are so famous that basically no one has ever talke ...more
Este libro reúne nueve cuentos unidos entre sí por una conversación o entrevista (nunca queda muy cla ...more
The scope is far ranging - space colonisation, artificial intelligence, faster than light travel, one world government and resistance to the same (and to artificial intelligence which provides a kind of ultimate technocratic authority) relationships (in every story) between people and robots, particularly if there are or are ...more
(Full disclosure: Book abandoned on page 86 [out of 273 pages].)
Under other circumstances, it might have been a beautiful sight. The stream of high-speed electrons impinging upon the energy beam fluoresced into ultraspicules of intense light. The beam stretched out into shrinking nothingness, a-glitter with dancing, shining motes.Unfortunately, this is how I, Robot goes (at least up until page 86). Asimov’s vision is an inventive and interesting one, but it isn’t geared to the e ...more
Las Tres Leyes (las mayúsculas no son gratuitas) se quedaron tan grabadas en mi corazón como en los cerebros positrónicos.
¡TE AMO ROBBIE! (por si estaban con el pendiente ...more
Ben, Robot, aslında Asimovun yazdığı robot temalı bir çok küçük hikayenin akıllıca bir araya getirilerek romanlaşması. Birbiriyle doğrudan bağları olmayan hikayeler çarpıcı, Asimov'un kurguladığı dünya, insanlık ve bilimsel yapı zamanının çok ama çok ötesinde. Bu hikayeleri yazdığı dönemde böyle günümüze paralel şeyler hayal etmesi cidden akıl almaz. Hayal gücüne, yaratıcı bilimsel kurgularına hayran kaldım.
Her ne kadar sonradan yazdığı kısa açıklamada ...more
14 January 2019
My original review was written sometime after I had read the book, namely because I had recently signed up to Goodreads and was writing comments on books that I had already read (in the pre-Goodreads days) but was unlikely to read them again. However, as I clicked post I suddenly realised that this was Isaac Asimov that I had just reviewed, and I felt that actually writing a review so long after I had read the book really doesn’t do all that m ...more
Yirminci yüzyılın ortasında yazılmış olmasına rağmen günümüzde de geçerli sorular soruyor, doğru noktalara parmak basıyor. Adeta insanlığın -hala ulaşılamamış- geleceğinden bir kesite ayna tutuyor.
Robot denince dümdüz işte robotlar ayaklanıyor insanları kesiyorlar gibi bir şey gelmesin aklınıza. Robotların robot olmanın gerektirdikleri yüzünden yaşadıkları ve insanların onları anlamaya çalışmaları var. Robot yasaları ve bu yasa ...more
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Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine o ...more
Other books in the series
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 the orders given 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;
The Zeroth Law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.”