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Re: Was Stephen Byerley a robot?

by apl (Monsignor)
on Dec 01, 2010 at 12:04 UTC ( #874655=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Was Stephen Byerley a robot?

Asimov was just so good... Science Fiction is at its best when it's used to probe questions of morality...

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Re^2: Was Stephen Byerley a robot?
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Dec 01, 2010 at 17:46 UTC
    Not to mention he wrote all of the 'I, Robot' stories before 1951. Even 10 years later, the most sophisticated depiction of robots was like Robby the Robot

    fnord

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