Tag Archives: Isaac Asimov

xkcd: Why Asimov put the Three Laws of Robotics in the order he did

Source: xkcd: The Three Laws of Robotics The Three Laws from the Wikipedia article: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by … Continue reading

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HBO will make a Foundation TV series

IO9 has the details.  Apparently Jonathan Nolan, of ‘Interstellar’ fame, is involved. I’m not sure how I feel about this.  The Foundation series, by Isaac Asimov, is classic golden age science fiction.  It’s one of those works that has influenced … Continue reading

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After human extinction, a robot civilization?

This is a review of Charlie Stross’s science fiction novel ‘Saturn’s Children‘.  It’s been out for a few years, but I wanted to read his latest, ‘Neptune’s Brood’, which is a sequel (of sorts), so I started with this one. … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov’s Predictions For 2014 From 50 Years Ago Are Eerily Accurate

Fifty years ago, American scientist and author Isaac Asimov published a story in The New York Times that listed his predictions for what the world would be like in 2014. Asimov wrote more than 500 books in his lifetime, including … Continue reading

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Soothing the fear of death

The fear of death is a normal, natural, instinct that we all have.  Without it, we’d end up doing all kinds of reckless things that most of us avoid.  Some people claim not to fear it, but I suspect that … Continue reading

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