I, Robot (Robot 0.1)
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“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 int ...more
Another reason is related to the structure of I, Robot. It actually ha ...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
"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 really enjoyed the overall arc and how it was presented. I also really dug how most of the stories were puzzles abo ...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
❝ 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
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But this is the book that invented the Three Laws of Robotics, which are so famous that basically no one has ever talke ...more
I, Robot is written as a serious of stories featuring a group of individua ...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
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
Este libro reúne nueve cuentos unidos entre sí por una conversación o entrevista (nunca queda muy cla ...more
¡TE AMO ROBBIE! (por si estaban con el pendiente ...more
Robbie - about a little girl and her robot friend and the Frankenstein complex regarding robots.
Runaround (Fuga în cerc) - about a mission for Gregory Powell and Mike Donovan (a team of engineers working at U.S. Robots) at the Mercury mines, involving a robot that, instead of extracting selenium from the mines, like it was ordered to, just runs around in a big circle, acting like ...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 April 2012
This is a collection of short stories about the development of robots. Well, since robots of this caliber have yet to be developed, it is obvious that it is little more than science-fiction, however Isaac Asimov can be said to have developed a form of speculative science-fiction where he attempts to look into the future from a logical and scientific point of view. He was not the first, that honour belongs to Jules Verne, however he does take his style of writing ...more
Interesting ideas and conception of robotics conveyed in a series of short stories. I could read about Asimov's robotics all day. His scope of cultural changes (ie revolution), however, is lacking in comparison. The year 2007 in the book does not seem like actual 2007 at all, same goes for 2015, and same for 2035 I'd imagine. The cultural climate feels more like the 1950s with the addition of accelerated scientific advancement than the world we're ...more
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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
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
Perhaps some of the more intriguing aspects are the assumptions and guesswork Asimov made regarding the future. The names of the machines and their abilities is perhaps most prominent. But don't miss out on the human population figures. Even with interstellar travel & colonizat ...more
The first story is set in 1998, about a non-vocal robot called Robbie who was a nursemaid and best friend to a demanding little girl called Gloria. Her mother finds their relationship unnatur ...more
I have seen the film and , shock of all shocks, it bears only a passing resemblance to the book.
The book is less about the technology and much more about the developing psychology of Robots , working around the changing understanding of the famous three rules of robotics.
Rather than one story the development is shown in a very interesting series of short stories told through the recollections of a famous Robopsychologist. ...more
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Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer 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 of the te ...more
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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.”