Fear and loathing of robots is a trope of long standing in science fiction, captured best in Isaac Asimov’s 1942 short story “Runaround,” which introduced the Three Laws of Robotics, fictional limits proposed to protect humans from being harmed by the machines they created. But if popular culture is any guide, fear and loathing might be giving way to grudging acceptance—not surprising, given our growing enthusiasm for and use of robots in everyday life.


So how's the show? Been hearing rumblings, been wondering if I should start it, but I'm already trying to get through Dexter and then the Wire.

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