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Isaac Asimov

Why did Isaac Asimov write the three laws of robotics?



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It was a plot device in a number of short stories published in SF magazines, later collected in the 'I Robot' stories. (Which are quite different from the film of that name.

I don't think that he intended them to be taken seriously. They have never been applied by any robot manufacturer. They just made a hit.

In his later stories he found all sorts of loopholes in those laws.