What Isaac Asimov's work everyone should read

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With the invention of robots at the end of the 20th century, mankind took huge steps in the development of drives and thus the exploration of space. The robot psychologist Dr. Susan Calvin made this rise to leading U.S. corporation. Robot Company participated in its ranks and accordingly knows how to report how the robots were incorporated into people's everyday lives and also what doubts and discussions there were about the supreme robot laws. Preserving a human life is the top priority - but can this always be reconciled with the respective situations? Calvin can think of many stories in which the line may have been exceeded ... which would be synonymous with the death of people!

The work 'Ich, der Robot' is actually not a novel. In this book, the first short stories by the American author Isaac Asimov were cleverly paraphrased and packed together. So it appears that the protagonist Dr. Susan Calvin told the stories to a reporter. Starting with the simple story of 'Robbie' and the relationship between a little girl and her mechanical friend, the novellas deal with the three precepts of robotics and the ethical questions related to them. The technicians Gregory Powell and Michael Donovan in particular are often confronted with it during their field work on various planets in the solar system. Asimov's stories are less action-packed and thrive on strong dialogues as well as trains of thought, which really make you think while reading. Particularly strong are the stories 'A Liar' in which the robot Herbie seems to recognize people's thoughts with foresight and thus the complete leadership of the U.S. Robot Company confused, as well as 'Little Lost Robot', in which a robot hides and has to be fished out again in an almost criminalistic way from among many other robot specimens. The book thus became the cornerstone for the entire Asimov universe, whereby you can already see here how well thought-out the entire problem of the relationship between robot and human was. Although the stories are from the 1940s, they produced seminal artifacts. The positronic brain, which processes the complex trains of thought and analyzes of the robots, is just one of many. Asimov, who belonged to Russian emigrants in his descent, was a true pioneer in this field and literally enlivened the science fiction genre. Despite the many technical explanations, the stories are still very exciting to read and keep reading fans interested. Especially because the commandments of robotics unconsciously eat their way into the minds of the reader. Very sustainably attached by the author. If you want to deal with Isaac Asimov's great future epic, we really recommend starting with this book. It gives a very eerie feeling, especially in this day and age, because Asimov's future is already here: Dr. Susan Calvin joined the U.S. in 2007 Robot Company - twelve years ago!
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