Mathematicians deal with large numbers sometimes, but never in their income.
- Isaac Asimov, Prelude to Foundation (via acrickettofillthesilence)
One of my favorites.
I never considered myself a patriot. I like to think I recognize only humanity as my nation.
- Isaac Asimov (via algorithmicfaith)
- 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 to 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 Law.
"The Master created humans first as the lowest type, most easily formed. Gradually, he replaced them by robots, the next higher step, and finally he created me, to take the place of the last humans. From now on, I serve the Master."
Golan Trevize, from Asimov’s Foundation and Earth, another lost fragment.
Illustration for Robot dreams (Isaac Asimov, 1986)
Ilustración para Sueños de robot (Isaac Asimov, 1986)
I drew a Daneel.
You listen to me, George. I won’t have my daughter entrusted to a machine — and I don’t care how clever it is. It has no soul, and no one knows what it may be thinking. A child just isn’t made to be guarded by a thing of metal.
(art: Ray Dillon)