Today is National Science Fiction Day! Yahoo.
And you know why it is celebrated on 2nd January? Because it is the birthdate of Isaac Asimov, the man who created ”3 Laws of Robotics” and wrote about 500 books and short stories. Isaac Asimov was born as Isaak Ozimov on January 2, 1920, Petrovichi, Smolensk Oblast, Russia:
Here are 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 the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Later Asimov introduced the zeroth law:
- A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
Speaking of robots, here’s a very funny The Tonight Show episode with Sophia The Robot.