I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, skip the movie and read the book


I, RobotI, Robot by Isaac Asimov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This classic is an engaging and fun read. Being more then 60 years old, the sci-fi part of it is not as amazing as it would have been during it’s time. However, the philosophical narrative is as relevant now as it was then.

Would a machine programmed with moral values be more morally reliable then humans who have programmed it. Would it treat other humans with more dignity and respect the value of human life more then we do our selves.

The stories provide an interesting view into the psyche of a machine that functions and interprets it’s environment and tasks within a scope of pre-programmed moral code.

If you have seen the movie, please read the book as the film has almost nothing to do with the actual stories.

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2 Responses to I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, skip the movie and read the book

  1. Nice review. This is definitely one of those instances where they murdered the book. Although I highly suspect that they were riffing off the novel Caliban, which is a murder mystery at least; minus the action.

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