I, Robot, By Isaac Asimov

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I, Robot I, Robot by Isaac Asimov is the story of a world where robots exist and assist the lives of humans. The limits of these robots are constrained by a constitution called “The Three Laws of Robotics”. As robots gain more power, the Law of Robotics seemingly become unbound and compromised. The themes associated with the robots throughout the book, such as advancement of technology, power, morals and ethics, and backfired intentions, draw parallels with our world today. However, these parallels between the book and real world all connect to one common idea: the dehumanization of society. One of the prevalent themes in the book was about the advancement of technology. This entire book is centered around this theme. As time…show more content…
In essence, it is saying that the processing powers of technology almost double every two years while the prices are almost halved. Although the Moore’s Law is just a theory, statistical evidence has shown a general trend of it being true. What this shows is that humans are increasingly relying on technology, and technology is becoming more accessible. This may seem like a benefit to most people, but it is setting people up to become overly reliant on the capabilities of technology. Humans no longer have to strain their natural innate intelligence to figure problems when computers, phones, etc are increasing their capabilities at an exponential rate. Humans are losing what makes them unique: the ability to think. Technological advancements allow people to have a much easier life, but this comes at the cost of losing their sense of self and uniqueness. Another big theme in I, Robot was power. Since the beginning of time, humans were thought to be the all-powerful being on this Earth. No other entity could match the intellectual and physical capabilities of humans. However, Cutie in I, Robot shows us how humans slowly slip off the slope of power. Cutie says to Powell and Donovan “You’re inferior creatures...Now that your service is over, you will probably not exist much longer, but as long as you do, you shall be provided food, clothing and shelter…”(38). Cutie is ordering Powell and Donovan around and instilling fear within them. Cutie has taken
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