History Literature / IRobot

12th Jan '16 12:14:36 AM Vi47
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* BenevolentAI: Pretty much all the robots in the stories, thanks to the above mentioned Laws of Robotics. A vast majority of all robots exist completely harmlessly aiding and giving peace to human life. The only subversions are entirely due to extreme circumstances or, much more commonly, ''human'' error.
7th Jan '16 10:27:25 PM PaulA
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* RobotsThinkFaster: The speed of robot though processes and reaction times is a plot point in "Little Lost Robot".

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* RobotsThinkFaster: The speed of robot though thought processes and reaction times is a plot point in "Little Lost Robot".
7th Jan '16 10:27:12 PM PaulA
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* RobotsThinkFaster: The speed of robot though processes and reaction times is a plot point in "Little Lost Robot".
5th Nov '15 10:17:26 AM nombretomado
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** [[TheProphetMuhammad ''There is no Master but the Master and QT-1 is his prophet!'']]

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** [[TheProphetMuhammad [[UsefulNotes/TheProphetMuhammad ''There is no Master but the Master and QT-1 is his prophet!'']]
19th Mar '15 8:49:40 AM ramendik
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** Yet suddenly avoided in a blink-and-you-miss-it case of brilliant prediction in "Little lost robot": ''"We need finer methods. They must havecomputers here. No.” He frowned and nibbled delicately at a thumbnail. “We can’t use computers. Too much danger of leakage."''. These lines were written in ''1947''.

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** Yet suddenly avoided in a blink-and-you-miss-it case of brilliant prediction in "Little lost robot": ''"We need finer methods. They must havecomputers have computers here. No.” He frowned and nibbled delicately at a thumbnail. “We can’t use computers. Too much danger of leakage."''. "'' These lines were written in ''1947''.
19th Mar '15 8:48:52 AM ramendik
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** Pretty much everything around, too. Mathematicians still use slide rules, computers are rare, and in "Escape!", a set of data from another company is delivered as "about five tons" of ''paper''.
** Yet suddenly avoided in a blink-and-you-miss-it case of brilliant prediction in "Little lost robot": ''"We need finer methods. They must havecomputers here. No.” He frowned and nibbled delicately at a thumbnail. “We can’t use computers. Too much danger of leakage."''. These lines were written in ''1947''.
3rd Mar '15 7:32:45 PM PaulA
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'''I, Robot''' is a collection of short stories by Creator/IsaacAsimov, connected with a framing story. The stories, told by a journalist interviewing Dr. Susan Calvin, eminent misanthrope and robo-psychologist for the US Robots Corporation, tell the history of robots and humans. Notable for redefining the perception of robots in fiction, introducing the word "robotics", and inventing the ThreeLawsOfRobotics (the latter two in the ''same'' short story, "Liar").

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'''I, Robot''' ''I, Robot'' is a collection of short stories by Creator/IsaacAsimov, connected with a framing story. The stories, told by a journalist interviewing Dr. Susan Calvin, eminent misanthrope and robo-psychologist for the US Robots Corporation, tell the history of robots and humans. Notable for redefining the perception of robots in fiction, introducing the word "robotics", and inventing the ThreeLawsOfRobotics (the latter two in the ''same'' short story, "Liar").



** Music/TheAlanParsonsProject album ''Music/IRobot'' was inspired by the novels. The band even got their blessing from Asimov himself, but unfortunately, due to a film/TV company already having the rights to the novels they were forced to make a few changes to the lyrics to make the songs less directly about the novels.
3rd Mar '15 2:39:04 AM Patachou
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''I, Robot'' is a collection of short stories by Creator/IsaacAsimov, connected with a framing story. The stories, told by a journalist interviewing Dr. Susan Calvin, eminent misanthrope and robo-psychologist for the US Robots Corporation, tell the history of robots and humans. Notable for redefining the perception of robots in fiction, introducing the word "robotics", and inventing the ThreeLawsOfRobotics (the latter two in the ''same'' short story, "Liar").

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''I, Robot'' '''I, Robot''' is a collection of short stories by Creator/IsaacAsimov, connected with a framing story. The stories, told by a journalist interviewing Dr. Susan Calvin, eminent misanthrope and robo-psychologist for the US Robots Corporation, tell the history of robots and humans. Notable for redefining the perception of robots in fiction, introducing the word "robotics", and inventing the ThreeLawsOfRobotics (the latter two in the ''same'' short story, "Liar").



If you are looking for the short story by Eando Binder that was later adapted for ''TheOuterLimits'', and from which Asimov's publisher stole the title, [[Literature/AdamLink click here]].

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If you are looking for the short story by Eando Binder that was later adapted for ''TheOuterLimits'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', and from which Asimov's publisher stole the title, [[Literature/AdamLink click here]].
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On the search for the album by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject? Look here: ''Music/{{I Robot}}''.


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** Music/TheAlanParsonsProject album ''Music/IRobot'' was inspired by the novels. The band even got their blessing from Asimov himself, but unfortunately, due to a film/TV company already having the rights to the novels they were forced to make a few changes to the lyrics to make the songs less directly about the novels.
15th Feb '15 5:07:20 PM PaulA
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** Humans calling robots "Boy", Robots calling human "Masters" and then "Sir", a human cannot find a robot because [[IdenticalLookingAsians all robots look alike]], [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics humans protesting about robots that could have the same rights as humans]], [[HilariousInHindsight a sleazy politician who cannot care less about civil rights discredits his opponent with malicious slander about him being a robot...]] this is a Satire about America racial relations.
*** On top of all that, Asimov has stated in a separate essay about the history of robots in fiction that the origins of the word "robot" essentially translate to "slave". This is TruthInTelevision, and deliberately chosen by Karel Capec for his play Theatre/RUR because in his native Czech language, "robota" specifically referred to serfs, who [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters rebelled against their feudal overlords]], just as his "robots" do.

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DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Humans calling robots "Boy", Robots calling human "Masters" and then "Sir", a human cannot find a robot because [[IdenticalLookingAsians all robots look alike]], [[ActivistFundamentalistAntics humans protesting about robots that could have the same rights as humans]], [[HilariousInHindsight a sleazy politician who cannot care less about civil rights discredits his opponent with malicious slander about him being a robot...]] robot]]... this is a Satire satire about America American racial relations.
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relations. On top of all that, Asimov has stated in a separate essay about the history of robots in fiction that the origins of the word "robot" essentially translate to "slave". This is TruthInTelevision, and deliberately chosen by Karel Capec "slave" (for more on this, see the page for his play Theatre/RUR because in his native Czech language, "robota" specifically referred to serfs, who [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters rebelled against their feudal overlords]], just as his "robots" do.''{{Theatre/RUR}}'', the work that originated the word).
15th Feb '15 4:59:45 PM PaulA
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** The short story "Reason" is a parody of religion and of religious fanatics especially.
*** It ''may'' also be read as a satire of ultra-rationality, denying everything that is not directly observable.
*** Actually, it seems that it is actually a parody of UsefulNotes/{{Deism}}, where the main point of denying the authority of scriptures and deducing the existence of God rationally.
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