Film:                           Ghost in the Shell 1h 23min

Topic:                         Robotics

Reading:                    Isaac Asimov – rules

Discussion:                Cybernetics

Assignment:              Write a two-page paper answering this question in a cartesian Manner and analysis (thesis, antithesis, synthesis, Conclusion): If we are part human/part machine, do Asimov’s rules still apply? Another movie reference: iRobot

Isaac Asimov’s
“Three Laws of Robotics”

  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 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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