You see these futuristic movies based on robots these days and come to know the 3 laws of Robotics:
Firstly A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
Secondly A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. And Lastly A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. Do you know who came came up with these Laws, Isaac Asimov and the surprising part is he came up with these laws in the year 1950. He was way WAY ahead of his time and is one of the most prolific writers of all times. In this book I Robot by Isaac Asimov he talks about of robot stories which are really interesting.
I Robot by Isaac Asimov Review
Genre : Sci-fi Fiction
I was wrong.
I thought Asimov’s books were old classics that would bore me to tears and any interesting themes they deal with might already be done to death over time by other books and media.
Well ! I was grossly wrong.
I Robot by Isaac Asimov manages to not only stay captivating but also fresh over all these years. It goes beyond the usual themes and tropes that popular robot fiction deals with. The standard questions of what makes us human. What separates humans from robots etc are all trivial when compared with the questions that IRobot asks and sometimes tries to answer.
Through a series of stories, Asimov establishes the laws of robotics and builds his world, while deftly maneuvering through different times and locations.
Over the course of reading this book, I have realised that the book at its core is a collection of detective stories like Sherlock Holmes. Except for the first story, rest of them read like the classic seemingly unsolvable cases that have to be solved with limited resources but abundant deduction and logic.
This is Sherlock Holmes in SPACE. With ROBOTS.
In the process of slowly unraveling the cases, Asimov gives us a glimpse into the laws of robotics, the psychology behind it and the kind of unique problems that might arise because of this and also the kind of benefits this provides.
Recommended For :
A must read for fans of sci-fi, detective fiction or just plain good stories.
About the Author :
Isaac Asimov was an Russian born American Author, a biochemistry professor, and a highly successful writer. He is known for works of his science fiction and for his popular science books
He has written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards, and is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time. His work is published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System
Most of Asimov’s popularised science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way. Going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as origin and pronunciation guides for technical terms. Examples include his the three volume set Understanding Physics, Guide to Science, and Asimov’s Chronology of Science and Discovery.