Book Review - I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
There are some gaps in my classic sci-fi background, and I filled one of them in today. I finished I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. With the upcoming I, Robot movie with Will Smith, I figured it was about time to read the book before I ruined it by seeing the movie first. :-)
Bottom line, this is top-flight classic science fiction by a master. The book is part of the Robot series, and lays the foundation for the three laws of Robotics. 1) They mustn't harm a human being. 2) They must obey human orders. 3) They must protect their own existence, but only if it does not violate rules one and two. The book is made up of a series of vignettes related to the rise of robots, from safe menial labor to all-knowing logic that runs society. The interplay between the three laws and how they are interpreted definitely makes one think.