I’m starting a new feature: Turning Over in Their Graves. TOTG covers authors whose work have been turned into the opposite of what they intended. I’ve only got three so far, but I’m sure more will come up.
|Here's a hint.|
- A robot must protect people from harm.
- A robot must obey orders.
- A robot must protect itself.
|"Me think this plot sound familiar."|
Knowledge has its dangers, yes, but is the response to be a retreat from knowledge? Never, never, was one of my robots to turn stupidly on his creator for no purpose but to demonstrate, for one more weary time, the crime and punishment of Faust.The book I, Robot was the natural evolution of that idea. It chronicles the life of a robot who disguises himself as a human and becomes president. Because this robot must follow an ethical code (The Three Laws), unlike a human politician who can fall short of any ethical code, he helps usher humanity into a golden age. Then he dies to ensure nobody will ever know his secret. It’s a beautiful, haunting novel.
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|Yeah, more like this than Asimov's version.|