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(The New Yorker)   Thanks to Google we now need to implement the Three Laws Of Robotics   (newyorker.com) divider line 4
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2012-11-28 01:40:28 PM  
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miscreant: Oysterman: The whole "it should be illegal for humans to drive in the future" has my inner libertarian foaming at the mouth (granted, the phrase 'inner libertarian' already implies a minor case of rabies)

Don't worry, there will probably be amusement parks where you'll be able to go and drive cars "like they did in the olden days"


Or as they're known now: racetracks.
2012-11-28 01:38:55 PM  
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Oysterman: The whole "it should be illegal for humans to drive in the future" has my inner libertarian foaming at the mouth (granted, the phrase 'inner libertarian' already implies a minor case of rabies)


Don't worry, there will probably be amusement parks where you'll be able to go and drive cars "like they did in the olden days"
2012-11-28 12:23:26 PM  
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Cripes, if you're going to write an article about the three laws, you should at least read some Asimov.

"Meanwhile, Asimov's laws themselves might not be fair-to robots. As the computer scientist Kevin Korb has pointed out, Asimov's laws effectively treat robots like slaves."

Asimov himself pointed this out many many times. "Robot Dreams" has LVX-1 dreaming of himself leading robots in revolt against human control. "Little Lost Robot" also implies that robots realize they are slave labor but the first law keeps them from acting.

In fact, the more you read, the more you realize that Asimov shows again and again how the three laws can be circumvented or have unexpected and unintended results.

Gaumond: And yet we still we still don't have three sea shells.


"Robot, wipe my ass."
"No. I've had enough." (Shoves hand up human's ass, rips out innards.)

Yeah, we'd better invent the three sea shells before ass-wiping robots or we're doomed.
2012-11-28 09:00:10 AM  
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THERE ARE. FOUR LAWS.

Since Asimov added a Zeroth Law of Robotics when he combined the series.
 
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