History Fridge / IRobot

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.
3rd Nov '15 9:35:03 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.
12th Jul '15 12:45:00 PM firejewel
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!!!Fridge Brilliance



** Because "Protect Humans" is one of the Three Laws? As shown with the old models, they can save people's lives by rescuing them with super strength and/or retrieving medicine with super-speed. The Three Laws extend to all humans, not just the owners.

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** Because "Protect Humans" is one of the Three Laws? As shown with the old models, they can save people's lives by rescuing them with super strength and/or retrieving medicine with super-speed. The Three Laws extend to all humans, not just the owners.owners.

!!!Fridge Horror
* With the whole world in [[spoiler: her]] pocket thanks to the NS 5's. It seems illogical for [[spoiler: VIKI]] to have killed [[spoiler: Robertson]]. Until you realize the man must have been persistently trying to shut [[spoiler: VIKI]] down once he learned the truth. When he continually refused [[spoiler: her]] benevolent dictatorship, he signed his own death warrant. Though on the plus side, it shows the man wasn't one hundred percent a dick like Spooner thought.
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10th Feb '15 8:09:26 PM CalamityJane
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* Why are robots designed to be personal assistants and servants super fast and super strong? They are also designed to ''protect'' humans, and are thus overengineered to be capable of, say, quickly extracting a struggling powerfully built man from a wrecked car.
** Which in itself would be a massive marketing boon, but also: "It can change the engine in your car!" (Show an NS-5 lifting the engine block out by hand.) "It can do landscaping!" (Show an NS-5 ripping a tree stump out of the ground by hand.) "It can even make your children smile!" (Show an NS-5 leaping thirty feet into the air to retrieve a child's lost balloon.) "Order yours today!"
** Because "Protect Humans" is one of the Three Laws? As shown with the old models, they can save people's lives by rescuing them with super strength and/or retrieving medicine with super-speed. The Three Laws extend to all humans, not just the owners.
18th Mar '14 6:23:52 PM Taxima
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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.
15th Mar '14 1:52:48 PM Westrim
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!!!Fridge Horror
* Spooner mentions in his flashback that the robot that saved him calculated that he had a %40 chance of surviving over the girl Sara, but in order to do that he had to ''tear Spooner's arm off.'' He has to live not only with his survivor guilt but the ''conscious memory'' of the pain of having his pinned arm forcibly torn from his body. No wonder he's so grouchy.
** Not so, this troper remember that Spooner mentioning that his arm was crushed by the incoming truck that pushed both the vehicle into the river. He lost it during the surgery or the reconstructive surgery.
18th Nov '13 12:27:25 AM m0nsterpete
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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.
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