16 thoughts on “…and they’re Three Laws Safe!

  1. Jai,

    This is too much information but I just busted a nut…
    How much are they running for? Maybe you and I could timeshare on one. I have a kidney and 60% of a liver that I don’t need…
    I also have some blood that I really don’t need all the time.

    T.Oni

  2. “…every NS-5 transmits each piece of audio and video sythesis it encounters to regional transmitters which then satellite the data back to ERNIE.” (the ‘Universal Retention Network’)”

    – that is spooky.

    Free lifetime OS updates and a head to toe warrenty sound good though.

  3. Jai, That’s being foolish.
    Why limited to boring friends when there are annoying or useless acquiantences? Adversaries even?
    Come on now. We have to work together on this if we’re going to get one, or two, or three…

    T.Oni

  4. Asimov’s Original Three Laws of Robotics (1940 or so)

    First Law:
    A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

    Second Law:
    A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

    Third Law:
    A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

    Asimov’s Revised Laws of Robotics (1985 or so)

    Zeroth Law:
    A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

    First Law:
    A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm, unless this would violate the Zeroth Law of Robotics.

    Second Law:
    A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the Zeroth or First Law.

    Third Law:
    A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the Zeroth, First, or Second Law.

  5. * deleted for redundancy

    an interesting scientific discussion on the laws here
    including ‘An Extended Set of the Laws of Robotics’
    which includes a Meta Law and a Procreation Law

  6. interestingly enough…

    this appears to be movie promotion (did you know that?)

    from the FAQ page, click on the register for updates
    ( took me to http://foxus.rsc03.net/servlet/website/ResponseForm?MQNlEuzY_yLn ), then the Privacy Policy (strange — appears to be the same URL)
    scroll to the very bottom
    © 2001 Twentieth Century Fox FE. All Rights Reserved.

    Which makes me think we’re talking July 16th, 2002.

    does IMDB have a search by release date function?

  7. I, too, am concerned it will suck.

    It’s being directed by Alex Proyas, who did The Crow and Dark City, and who I consider pretty hit-and-miss… The screenplay and story is by Jeff Vintar, who wrote for the Final Fantasy movie (which I think gets a terrible rap) and Akiva Goldsman, who did Lost in Space, A Beautiful Mind, and Batman & Robin… so also very hit-and-miss.

    It could be good, it could be ass.

  8. GOOD OR ASS,

    it comes out on my birthday, and thus i will be treated to it. with some sort of feaux-crown atop my head. and a steel flask of the sauce handy.

    cheers!

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