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  •  Three Laws of Robotics (4+ / 0-)

    Perhaps a bit off topic, but I saw this the other day and thought it was funny - because it is true.

    The orginal laws according to Asimov:

    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 to 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.

    The new rules according to David Langford:
    1. A robot will not harm authorized Government personnel but will terminate intruders with extreme prejudice.

    2. A robot will obey the orders of authorized personnel except where such orders conflict with the Third Law.

    3. A robot will guard its own existence with lethal antipersonnel weaponry, because a robot is bloody expensive.

    “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

    by se portland on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 11:26:31 AM PDT

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