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message 1: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Do Asimov’s now-famous Three Laws of Robotics mirror humanity’s ethics code in any way? Whose orders are human beings required to obey? Do our definitions of "harm" ever lead to the same confounding dilemmas experienced in I, Robot?


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Book Wormy | 1985 comments Mod
For those who believe in God it is his orders we are required to obey and I would say the 3 laws relate most closely to the Jewish faith and the principle of the greater good.

I would say hypothetically we could end up with the same dilemmas such as would you travel back in time and Hitler before the holocaust, is it ok to sacrifice 1 life to save 1000s.


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Kristel (kristelh) | 4108 comments Mod
I thought they did and they seemed like pretty simple rules to follow for the greater good.


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