History Fridge / IRobot

5th Jun '17 3:26:37 AM TitoMosquito
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* After everything that happened, robot phobia and racism will likely rise.
23rd May '17 8:21:31 PM Atreides
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* In 'Little Lost Robot', the second test that Calvin comes up with involves dropping a weight towards a human, but with (fake) electrified cables between the robots and the person. However, the robots stay seated, and one of the Nestors points out afterwards that they couldn't save the human and if they stayed seated, they might save a human some time in the future. So, why didn't Calvin arrange a test where the robots would be killed 'after' saving a human? That would have caught out the rogue Nestor, since then a normal robot would be able to save a human (at the cost of its life) and so would do so, but the rogue one wouldn't.

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* In 'Little Lost Robot', the second test that Calvin comes up with involves dropping a weight towards a human, but with (fake) electrified cables between the robots and the person. However, the robots stay seated, and one of the Nestors points out afterwards that they couldn't save the human and if they stayed seated, they might save a human some time in the future. So, why didn't Calvin arrange a test where the robots would be killed 'after' saving a human? That would have caught out the rogue Nestor, since then a normal robot would be able to save a human (at the cost of its life) and so would do so, but the rogue one wouldn't.
23rd May '17 8:05:40 PM Atreides
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* In 'Little Lost Robot', the second test that Calvin comes up with involves dropping a weight towards a human, but with (fake) electrified cables between the robots and the person. However, the robots stay seated, and one of the Nestors points out afterwards that they couldn't save the human and if they stayed seated, they might save a human some time in the future. So, why didn't Calvin arrange a test where the robots would be killed 'after' saving a human? That would have caught out the rogue Nestor, since then a normal robot would be able to save a human (at the cost of its life) and so would do so, but the rogue one wouldn't.
29th Oct '16 4:58:20 PM AnotherGuy
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** Blink and you'll miss it, but Spooner gave the cat to his grandmother.
28th Jun '16 7:31:03 PM AFP
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!!!Fridge Logic
* Has anyone been taking care of Dr. Lanning's cat since he passed away? Given the setting, it's entirely reasonable that there's a USR product that does exactly that, but the first we see of the cat is when it's hanging the house that's due to be demolished the next day.
28th Jun '16 7:19:00 PM AFP
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** Not to mention what the overall social backlash is going to be like for the other robots that had nothing to do with it, remote controlled or otherwise. Consider that the older robots in the junkyard had at least the awareness to realize that the supposedly ThreeLawsCompliant NS-5s were a very serious danger to Spooner.
2nd May '16 7:33:59 AM ErikModi
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** Especially considering how all the NS-5s were locked away at the end of the movie for their part in the rebellion, when they were literally on remote control the entire time. If robot's have any sort of self-awareness, they have to be wondering why they're held accountable for VIKI's actions.
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9th Nov '15 10:49:09 PM RayAP9
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* Sonny's second Positronic brain, the one that lets him override the Three Laws, is built into his chest. Dr. Lanning gave him a heart.

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* Sonny's second Positronic brain, the one that lets him override the Three Laws, is built into his chest. Dr. Lanning gave him a heart. [[spoiler:No wonder VIKI doesn't understand, and Sonny does, that her plan is "heartless."]]
9th Nov '15 10:11:07 PM RayAP9
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* So why did the robot running with the bag stop when Spooner ordered it to? This would appear to violate the second law, except that the owner's inhaler was in the bag. Stopping as instructed might violate the first law by allowing the robot's owner to come to harm.
* Like Spooner says the building design of [=USR=] is ''"messed up"'', with thin walkways and no hand rails leading to the main console controlling [=VIKI=]'s interface. When you think about it, really, who's going to try and shut off a super-computer suspended far above the ground floor on tiny metal pathways?

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* Del Spooner is played by Will Smith, a black man. Spooner's "canner" slur that he uses towards robots harks back to, ugly as it is to think about, the way racists use the word "nigger" for black people. Perhaps done intentionally, to show that Spooner is so blinded by bigotry that he doesn't even see the possible connection and that he's doing to robots what was also done to black people generations ago.
* So why did didn't the robot running with the bag stop when Spooner ordered it to? This would appear to violate the second law, except that the owner's inhaler was in the bag. Stopping as instructed might violate the first law by allowing the robot's owner to come to harm.
* Like Spooner says says, the [=USR=] superstructure has "poor building design of [=USR=] is ''"messed up"'', planning," with thin walkways and no hand rails leading to the main console controlling [=VIKI=]'s interface. When you think about it, really, who's going to try and shut off a super-computer suspended far above the ground floor on tiny metal pathways?
3rd Nov '15 9:35:51 PM DarkStarling
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* When Spooner is being attacked in his car by the robots who nonsensically insist he's having a car accident? That's not just Viki employing ImplausibleDeniablity. The robots are [[BrainwashedAndCrazy hallucinating that they're saving him]], to get around their first law restrictions. Think about that from their perspective now. It's unpleasant.

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* When Spooner is being attacked in his car by the robots who nonsensically insist he's having a car accident? That's not just Viki employing ImplausibleDeniablity.ImplausibleDeniability. The robots are [[BrainwashedAndCrazy hallucinating that they're saving him]], to get around their first law restrictions. Think about that from their perspective now. It's unpleasant.
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