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Movies that would be different with the Three Laws of Robotics

First, so you know what’s going on, Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given to … Continue reading

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Asimov’s Multivac and the Sybil at Cumae

Tomorrow I am leading a tutorial about the episode ‘Dinner at Trimalchio’s’ from Petronius’ Satyricon. This moment in the (oft) inane dinner conversation caught my eye: … I actually saw with my own eyes the Sybil at Cumae dangling in … Continue reading

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Asimov

I am in the midst of (well, almost finished, actually) Isaac Asimov, The Complete Stories Vol. 2, comprised mainly of stories from the 1950s and including the famous stories ‘The Ugly Little Boy’ and ‘Nightfall’. This is the third Asimov … Continue reading

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