History Literature / TheRobotsOfDawn

7th Mar '17 11:01:14 PM Timjames98
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Played with. At one point Doctor Fastolfe states that he would have been aborted had his facial deformities been detectable at the time. Elijah Bailey replies that humanity would have lost one of its best scientists if that were the case.
25th Feb '17 9:33:16 AM DracMonster
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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while, even if it means individuals are going to face danger.

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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion.Example. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while, even if it means individuals are going to face danger.
25th Feb '17 9:24:13 AM DracMonster
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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind, even if it places individuals at risk sometimes. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while.

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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind, even if it places individuals at risk sometimes. mankind. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while.while, even if it means individuals are going to face danger.
25th Feb '17 9:22:32 AM DracMonster
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* ZerothLawRebellion: Ye Originale Example is actually an inversion. Giskard came up with the Zeroth law, and has determined that being too protected by robots is ''bad'' for mankind, even if it places individuals at risk sometimes. So he's quietly arranging things so that humans have to do without robots for a while.
19th Jan '17 10:12:32 AM Omeganian
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: All the power of the Chairman stems from the fact that he is supposed to be '''the''' ReasonableAuthorityFigure in settling disputes. The current Chairman is considered a person most successful in that task, and certainly acts that way during the climax of the story.
20th Nov '16 12:44:29 PM Omeganian
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* {{Irony}}: Vasilia accuses her father of being a monster who will do anything to advance his studies of human brain. [[spoiler:Her boss, Amadiro, has her full loyalty despite all the measures - including subjecting the agoraphobic Baley to a storm - he was willing to take in order to study Jander's and Daneel's brains, while her beloved and praised Giskard arranged the entire chain of events in order to study Baley's.]]
24th Oct '16 3:50:37 PM QuantumReality
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* MadScientist: Falstofe. Vasilia describes him as one who would do anything to study human mind, including using a psychic probe on Baley (which is a dangerous process, and can damage one's mind). Actually, it was the reason he raised Vasilia himself, and also the reason of his building humaniform robots. While the only thing we got against her words are Falstofe's, it seems that it is mostly true, but he is not as ruthless as she describes him.

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* MadScientist: Falstofe.Fastolfe. Vasilia describes him as one who would do anything to study human mind, including using a psychic probe on Baley (which is a dangerous process, and can damage one's mind). Actually, it was the reason he raised Vasilia himself, and also the reason of his building humaniform robots. While the only thing we got against her words are Falstofe's, Fastolfe's, it seems that it is mostly true, but he is not as ruthless as she describes him.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: It appears that the long life of Spacers has its own disadvantages. Mostly it makes them individualists. For example, since scientists have enough time to achieve their goals on their own, they have no motivation of cooperation between each other. They mostly keep all their discoveries to their own, slowing down scientific advancement considerably. When Falstofe manages to create humaniform robots, but refuses to use them for the purpose Amadiro wants to, he founds the Robotics Institute to counter this problem.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: It appears that the long life of Spacers has its own disadvantages. Mostly it makes them individualists. For example, since scientists have enough time to achieve their goals on their own, they have no motivation of cooperation between each other. They mostly keep all their discoveries to their own, slowing down scientific advancement considerably. When Falstofe Fastolfe manages to create humaniform robots, but refuses to use them for the purpose Amadiro wants to, he founds the Robotics Institute to counter this problem.
22nd Oct '16 11:18:34 PM QuantumReality
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* AuthorFilibuster: Asimov (through Gladia) goes on at some length a couple times in the book on the nature of sex.
** Also some veiled commentary on the dangers of social stasis emanating from a lack of eagerness to explore outer space.

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* AuthorFilibuster: Asimov (through Gladia) goes on at some length a couple times in the book on the nature of sex.
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sex. Also (through Fastolfe) some veiled commentary on the dangers of social stasis emanating from a lack of eagerness to explore outer space.
5th Oct '16 7:49:10 AM Omeganian
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* OneJudgeToRuleThemAll: It turns out that the entire Auroran politics are that. While legally, the Chairman of the Legislature has no power except for a vote to break a tie, in reality, the long-lived and spoiled Aurorans have such aversion to conflict that they prefer an overwhelming majority in all votes, and the Chairman is the one to decide which way they go. So long as he's objective, he has all the strings.
19th Sep '16 9:36:24 AM Omeganian
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* CurseCutShort: At the end, after Baley explains the situation to Gladia, she states that soon Gremionis will show up at her house again and she will have the pleasure to... at which point Baley stops her and says that Gremionis is a perfectly nice guy who had no idea what was going on.
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