Life By Design - 1:36:00 AM Adam Dorenfest Life By Design...

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07/11/2007 03:36:00 Adam Dorenfest 11-20-07 Life By Design We live long now; we live securely now; we live happily now. We live worthlessly now. (Pg.161) The Life and Times of Multivac by: Isaac Asimov Hordes had died; human life ceases to be the same. All life on this planet is now completely by design. Human progress no longer exists. It was the machines that saved us; it was the machines that lead the recovery efforts; it was the machines that we built; it was the machines that fashioned this new way of human life. Can the human race be sustained under the sole judgment of a global tyrant? For millions of people by shear convenience would surrender to the will of Multivac, but there would also be a resistance; a group dedicated to fighting the good fight and keeping life as we know it, an experiment.
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I believe that even though Multivac is an entity that has been widely accepted by millions of people; It is up to those who truly want to regain their freedom, by all logic it is up to them to protect it, by all means necessary. Asimov theorized that in the very near future, as a result of mans ever-increasing progress robots will be readily available in almost every home. By the year 2035 they will have a highly developed artificial intelligence unit that’s sole purpose is to “assist” human life. But even before any of these dreams of robots came to be, Asimov developed the rules of robotics, even though they are cleverly worded as to be almost air tight by design, some of ways robots could be controlled it would allow loopholes into the everyday operations. The three rules of robotics are to ensure that robots continue doing the jobs best suited for “assisting human life.” They are: “ 1) A-robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2) A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.”
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Throughout his entire career Isaac Asimov had been writing about robots and the “Evitable Conflict” in a super series of stories as well as books that have been published and printed across the US in the early 1950 well on until his death in 1992. His super-series of stories raise many interesting quandaries that test the vary nature of human existence through a vast montage of themes that mainly revolves around “The Evitable Conflict.” These loop holes are how the robots positronic brain breaks free of the three rules and exactly how a demy-god such as Multivac would come to exist. Using phrases such as “My logic is undeniable” a line used by the tyrant robot V.I.C.K.I that has come to be full integrated into the human world in the movie I-Robot an adaptation of one of Isaac Asimov stories; an entity, just as Multivac was in The Life and Times of Multivac. “We live long now; we live securely now; we live happily now.
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