The exploration of the human psyche via the 3 laws of robotics
It has followups, read foundation and the Robots Novels!
The audio divisions are horrendous. They are in the middle of one story and skip then to the middle of the next. Have to rely on my own bookmarks to keep track of progress.
This book is a series of short stories put into one novel. They are loosely connected, however, they discuss the proposed 'Three laws' and their effect on our future survival, should they be adopted. It takes the time to view these laws in different balances and explains in detail why some issues are dangerous. It is not only a series of tales with logic puzzles, but it is a series of logic puzzles that may yet effect our survival for eons to come.
This book definitely deserves a better cover! The storys articulation and substance are increasingly relevant to todays technological advances and philosophies. Incredible a mind of the 50's era produced this level of wonder and thought.
Story itself is good, its just that the narrator doesn't do a good job distinguishing which character is which. All the male characters have the same voice, so it's difficult to tell who is talking at times.
Otherwise, enjoyed the collection of tales. it's classic, golden age sci-fi at it's height. But if you are interested in it, try one with a different narrator.
although the book was good, it was not the same story is the movie, the cover seems to suggest that it's the same as the movie. it is a good story though!
I Have to hope that the folks working on AI take the three Laws to heart! Otherwise we are well and truly screwed.
So for starters, remove Will Smith and references to the movie from the cover. While entertaining, I really liked the movie, it is only loosely based on the book. Read I, Robot to explore the many scenarios; ethical, moral, financial, social and political, that occur having robots that serve humanity. But then, what does that service mean. How do you resolve "do no harm to a human or allow harm through inaction", the 1st law of robotics.