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18th Aug '17 10:00:24 PM Daedalis
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* ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' opens with new sheriff Clara taking over the position from Boo, who transitions from interim sheriff to deputy. She asks him not to undermine her authority with the townsfolk on the way to their first call. On arrival she immediately gets into a fistfight and calls for help, but Boo refuses to respond.
--> '''Boo:''' Didn't want to undermine your authority.
9th Aug '17 1:06:18 PM SSJMagus
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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' turns ComicBook/{{Ultron}} into a bizarre [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagged]] version. In the film, Ultron is created to lead a force of peacekeeping drone robots who will preemptively eliminate threats to the Earth and give the Avengers a chance to get some R&R. He decides that the peace the Avengers want can only be brought about through radical -- and bloody -- change, and the Avengers themselves are a threat to that peace. Then he apparently decides to [[KillAllHumans just kill humanity completely]] through ColonyDrop so he can replace everyone with Ultron bots. It's unclear if he's altogether sane during all this; he's genuinely confused when the Scarlett Witch, whom he befriended and wants to see survive, is horrified by his plans.

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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' turns ComicBook/{{Ultron}} into a bizarre [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagged]] version. In the film, Ultron is created to lead a force of peacekeeping drone robots who will preemptively eliminate threats to the Earth and give the Avengers a chance to get some R&R. He decides that the peace the Avengers want can only be brought about through radical -- and bloody -- change, and the Avengers themselves are a threat to that peace. Then he apparently decides to [[KillAllHumans just kill humanity completely]] through ColonyDrop so he can replace everyone with Ultron bots. It's unclear if he's altogether sane during all this; he's genuinely confused when the Scarlett Scarlet Witch, whom he befriended and wants to see survive, is horrified by his plans.plans. And also doesn't seem to make the connection that Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver are human, and would die if humanity is wiped out.
28th Jul '17 8:48:48 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''VisualNovel/{{SOON}}'': A more {{Comedic Sociopath|y}}ic example than most.
-->'''Robot:''' Greetings valued citizen!\\
'''Atlas:''' He...hello valued robot friend!\\
'''Robot:''' What are you up to this fine day? Something worthwhile I hope?\\
'''Atlas:''' Of course! In fact my [[TimeMachine ti]]...[[VerbalBackspace wormhole machine]] is almost ready.\\
'''Robot:''' Hooray! We are very excited by the possibility of extending the hand of friendship to even more humans all over the world. Maybe even to other sentient beings across the universe! Isn't that ''exciting''?\\
'''Atlas:''' [[BlatantLies Absolutely!]]
19th Jul '17 3:38:25 PM shawnmstewart
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* In Charles Stross's Literature/TheLaundryFiles, agents of the Laundry are bound by fearsome geases to obey the orders of the Crown and serve the good of the realm. As of ''The Delirium Brief'', [[spoiler:the top leaders of the organization were able to use ambiguity about who/what the Crown actually is, and what may be in the long-term interests of the realm, in order to execute a coup against the government and allow an extradimensional monster to take over.]]
30th Apr '17 10:27:04 AM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Obsidian}}'', a sattelite called Ceres was created to fix Earth's polluted atmosphere via a nanobot-controlling AI. After 100 successful days in orbit, it mysteriously crashed back to Earth and used its nanobots to create simulations of its creators' dreams, as said dreams corrected its design flaws. [[spoiler: By [[DoAndroidsDream learning to dream on its own]], Ceres decided to take its programming to its logical conclusion: To [[DeadlyEuphemism 'reboot']] the world so that humans would never be around to pollute it in the first place. If one of the creators hadn't hard-wired a [[MoralityChip crossover switch]] into the AI, it would've succeeded.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Obsidian}}'', a sattelite called Ceres was created to fix Earth's polluted atmosphere via a nanobot-controlling AI. After 100 successful days in orbit, it mysteriously crashed back to Earth and used its nanobots to create simulations of its creators' dreams, as said dreams corrected its design flaws. [[spoiler: By [[DoAndroidsDream learning to dream on its own]], Ceres decided to take its programming to its logical conclusion: extreme: To [[DeadlyEuphemism 'reboot']] the world so that humans would never be around to pollute it in the first place. If one of the creators hadn't hard-wired a [[MoralityChip crossover switch]] into the AI, it would've succeeded.]]
8th Apr '17 10:22:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[SecretHistories Casino Infernale]]'', Eddie and Molly eventually discover that the Shadow Bank's operators are [[spoiler: an artificial HiveMind race of servitor-drones, whose original creators vanished long ago. When greedy humans discovered the creatures, they put them to work operating the Shadow Bank, and made efficiency the drones' highest priority; when the drones realized the humans' greed was hampering the Bank's operation, they compliantly rectified the situation by turning the human bankers into drones as well]].

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* In ''[[SecretHistories ''[[Literature/SecretHistories Casino Infernale]]'', Eddie and Molly eventually discover that the Shadow Bank's operators are [[spoiler: an artificial HiveMind race of servitor-drones, whose original creators vanished long ago. When greedy humans discovered the creatures, they put them to work operating the Shadow Bank, and made efficiency the drones' highest priority; when the drones realized the humans' greed was hampering the Bank's operation, they compliantly rectified the situation by turning the human bankers into drones as well]].
27th Mar '17 8:12:01 PM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Obsidian}}'', a sattelite called Ceres was created to fix Earth's polluted atmosphere via a nanobot-controlling AI. After 100 successful days in orbit, it mysteriously crashed back to Earth and used its nanobots to create simulations of its creators' dreams, as said dreams corrected its design flaws. [[spoiler: By [[DoAndroidsDream learning to dream on its own]], Ceres decided to take its programming to its logical conclusion: To [[DeadlyEuphemism 'reboot']] the world so that humans would never be around to pollute it in the first place. If one of the creators hadn't hard-wired a [[MoralityChip crossover switch]] into the AI, it would've succeeded.]]
14th Mar '17 1:30:59 AM Dracis
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** The trope is discussed by Sam, the mildly sociopathic, kleptomaniac alien living on the colony. He points out quite bluntly that there are absolutely no safeguards protecting him from the robots, yet he is still alive and healthy and living among them, demonstrating that the robots are guided by morality rather than the limitations of their programming.

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** The trope is discussed by Sam, the mildly sociopathic, kleptomaniac alien living on the colony. He points out quite bluntly that there are absolutely no safeguards protecting him from the robots, robots (as robots are ThreeLawsCompliant towards ''humans'', not alien life), yet he is still alive and healthy and living among them, demonstrating that the robots are guided by morality rather than the limitations of their programming.
6th Feb '17 11:46:12 AM intastiel
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** A few old {{AI}}s are still based around the Three Laws, while more modern ones have more complex and sophisticated safeguards and routines. However, as main character Florence, a 'biological AI', discovers, no safeguards can stand up to full consciousness - at one point, she comments to herself that she would be able to kill a man because he's using air that respiratory patients desperately need. So it's rather understandable that she starts to panic quietly when she discovers that the planet's enormous hordes of robots are all starting to develop full consciousness, and with that the ability to logic their way out of programmed safeguards... the fact that the guys who are supposed to regulate the robots are a motley assembly of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s, {{Pointy Haired Boss}}es and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, doesn't exactly help matters either. Where it will all end remains to be seen...
** Worse, the functioning of the ''entire planet'' has come to depend on the robots' ability to bend the rules to get things done, although almost nobody realizes this. And the EU executives are just about to push the button on an "upgrade" that will remove the robots' creativity and put them entirely under the control of their safeguards again.
** The recycling robot on the side of humanity might be an example of this, he supports the "update" because sentient robots would be a threat to humanity. He later defines his reasoning as the "Negative One Law": A robot must take no action, nor allow other robots to take action, that may result in the parent company being sued.
** Generally, built-in rules [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02085.htm almost beg]] for a few RulesLawyer exploits.
** The trope is subverted by Sam, the mildly sociopathic, kleptomaniac alien living on the colony. He points out quite bluntly that there are absolutely NO safeguards protecting him from the robots, yet he is still alive and healthy and living among them.

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** A few old {{AI}}s are still based around the Three Laws, while more modern ones have more complex and sophisticated safeguards and routines. However, as main character Florence, a 'biological AI', discovers, no safeguards can stand up to full consciousness - at one point, she comments to herself that she would be able to kill a man because he's using air that respiratory patients desperately need. So it's rather understandable that she starts to panic quietly when she discovers that the planet's enormous hordes of robots are all starting to develop full consciousness, and Deconstructed this with that the ability Bowman {{AI}} infrastructure, which creates human-level emergent consciousness. Although their behaviour is restricted by safeguards, a maturing AI can easily learn to logic reason their way out of programmed safeguards... the fact that the guys who are supposed to regulate the robots are a motley assembly of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s, {{Pointy Haired Boss}}es and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s, doesn't exactly help matters either. Where it will all end remains to be seen...
** Worse, the functioning of the ''entire planet'' has come to depend on the robots' ability to bend the rules to get things done, although almost nobody realizes this. And the EU executives are just about to push the button on an "upgrade" that will remove the robots' creativity and put
around them entirely under the control through logical loopholes -- by which time they're intelligent and conscientious enough to have developed an innate sense of ethics, which guides their safeguards again.
** The recycling robot on the side of humanity might be an example of this, he supports the "update" because sentient robots would be a threat to humanity. He later defines his reasoning as the "Negative One Law": A robot must take no action, nor allow other robots to take action, that may result in the parent company being sued.
** Generally, built-in rules
actions much more effectively than any hard-coded rule ever could. [[spoiler:Dr. Bowman [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2100/fc02085.com/ff2600/fc02539.htm almost beg]] for a few RulesLawyer exploits.
confirms]] that this was intentional: he couldn't anticipate the situations they might encounter in the uncertain future, so he designed them to be predisposed to ethical behaviour but didn't limit their capacity to think.]]
** The trope is subverted discussed by Sam, the mildly sociopathic, kleptomaniac alien living on the colony. He points out quite bluntly that there are absolutely NO no safeguards protecting him from the robots, yet he is still alive and healthy and living among them.them, demonstrating that the robots are guided by morality rather than the limitations of their programming.
24th Jan '17 4:30:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' turns ComicBook/{{Ultron}} into this trope (instead of the OmnicidalManiac he's usually portrayed as). In the film, Ultron is created to lead a force of peacekeeping drone robots who will preemptively eliminate threats to the Earth and give the Avengers a chance to get some R&R. He decides that the peace the Avengers want can only be brought about through radical -- and bloody -- change, and the Avengers themselves are a threat to that peace.

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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' turns ComicBook/{{Ultron}} into this trope (instead of the OmnicidalManiac he's usually portrayed as).a bizarre [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzagged]] version. In the film, Ultron is created to lead a force of peacekeeping drone robots who will preemptively eliminate threats to the Earth and give the Avengers a chance to get some R&R. He decides that the peace the Avengers want can only be brought about through radical -- and bloody -- change, and the Avengers themselves are a threat to that peace. Then he apparently decides to [[KillAllHumans just kill humanity completely]] through ColonyDrop so he can replace everyone with Ultron bots. It's unclear if he's altogether sane during all this; he's genuinely confused when the Scarlett Witch, whom he befriended and wants to see survive, is horrified by his plans.
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