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I, Robot Audiobook

I, Robot

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They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks. For the scientists who invented the earliest robots weren't content that their creations should remain programmed helpers, companions, and semisentient worker-machines. And soon the robots themselves, aware of their own intelligence, power, and humanity, aren't either.

As humans and robots struggle to survive together, and sometimes against each other, on earth and in space, the future of both hangs in the balance. Here human men and women confront robots gone mad, telepathic robots, robot politicians, and vast robotic intelligences that may already secretly control the world. And both are asking the same questions: What is human? And is humanity obsolete?

©1950, 1977 Isaac Asimov; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    Adrián 01-06-16
    Adrián 01-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not the movie"

    It is great! It just caught me out of guard that the movie's story is not in it.

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    FilrhyLuker 10-17-15
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    "I absolutely love this book!"

    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.

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    demon antagonizer

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    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.

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    D. Maltby 09-07-15
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    "very different from movie, not the same story."

    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!

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    Ken 08-15-15
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    I loved it would love to read it again. Voice acting also made it intresting

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    Amazon Customer Santa Barbara, CA 08-10-15
    Amazon Customer Santa Barbara, CA 08-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Absolute classic"

    I Have to hope that the folks working on AI take the three Laws to heart! Otherwise we are well and truly screwed.

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    Tim Jupiter, FL, United States 08-10-15
    Tim Jupiter, FL, United States 08-10-15 Member Since 2017
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    "What if? As man makes machines, who serves whom."

    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.

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    Rishi 07-23-15
    Rishi 07-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "amazing book, nothing like the movie"

    one of Asimov's best! lays the foundation of robotics and three separate but connected series.

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    Kristen 07-15-15
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    Great story and narration! Isaac Asimov is always a classic and the narrator pulls it off well

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    Zach 06-24-15
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    Great book for an old! Ahead of its time yet still on point and humble!

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