Science Fiction Novelist Isaac Asimov created the Three Laws of Robotics as a structure to guide his many future-based stories. This overview of Asimov’s laws comes from Wikipedia.The Three Laws, quoted as being from the “Handbook of Robotics, 56th Edition, 2058 A.D.”, are:
- 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
So, here’s your mission, human, now that the robots are finally here (one is probably driving your car or answering your phone right now):
What should be the Fourth Law of Robotics?