Monday, February 2, 2009

Robots will Rule the World

The First Law of Robotics Stories: In the Future, Robots will rebell and a) Kill Us All; b) Enslave Us All; c) Protect Us All (from ourselves).

* Jack Williamson, in his short story "With Folded Hands" (1947) set the stage for robots stifling human expression in the future. This story predates Asimov's collection, "I, Robot" (1950) by a mere 3 years.