Friday, October 07, 2005


A few days ago I wrote about my life and said it was not how a human being lives. I compared myself to an animal(!) and then a robot. I guess being a robot is more realistic, especially after I watched I, Robot on DVD. The movie is a good science-fiction as it's title indicates and is basically pictures the world in year 2035 (...well actually the US in that year or better to say Chicago!) In that time robots are seen everywhere and they are part of human's life, serve people like their servants.
Will Smith is a detective who tries to find out how USR's (United States Robotics) most important scientist and I'd say founder has been murdered. He doesn't like robots and suspects them right from the beginning of his investigation. He, with the assistance of a lady scientist of USR, finds out that a robot of the new generation NS-5 is the key. The whole idea of the movie is based upon Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics. I knew them from years ago when I read one of his books, Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury. Asimov was introduced to me by my good friend, Soroosh.
So they understand that an NS-5 is not 3 laws safe, as it's said by USR, that is, it has been designed to got the choice not to obey them!
Here are the three laws: 
  1. A robot can not harm a human being or let a human being be harmed.
  2. A robot must obey the orders unless they would conflict with the law number one.
  3. A robot must protect itself as long as this protection does not conflict with laws number one and two.
I guess what the movie wants to say is the same story which has been told in Terminator series. Machines rise against human. But it's entertaining and Smith performs very well. I aslo like the car, Will smith drives. That's a very fancy Audi.
Finally, I'd say I'm an NS-5 who can talk, walk and even sleep and dream like Sonny, the unique one does. But they don't do many other human things!
(Photo: Will Smith gets off his Audi at the main door of USR headquarters in Chicago)

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