Saturday, May 9, 2009


A gynoid... or robot designed to resemble a woman, can appear comforting to some people and disturbing to others

Isaac Asimov (1920–1992), who placed robots and their interaction with society at the center of many of his works.[66][67] Asimov carefully considered the problem of the ideal set of instructions robots might be given in order to lower the risk to humans, and arrived at his Three Laws of Robotics: a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; a robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; and a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Robots? who are they? FRIENDS OR ENEMIES?...end of the day, ARE WE IN DANGER?