What is Human?

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The Three Laws of Robotics as told by the author Isaac Asimov in his popular science fiction novel "I, Robot".

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

A robot must obey 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 Law. (Asimov 37The three laws which all robots must obey are the metaphorical pillars in which the very novel is built upon, and its presence is felt though out the course of the novel. The three laws of robotics are the driving force for the plot or conflict in each of the stories whether it be in a subtle manner in the short story, “Evidence”, or blatantly, as seen in, “The Inevitable Conflict” As the novel progress the idea comes forth, what is it that makes the humans superior to the robots? Is it because robots are beings of logic and reason incapable of feeling and caring while humans are the creators of the robots, creatures of flesh and blood, emotion and expression?As a highly prolific and successful science fiction author, Isaac Asimov was considered by many to be among the top three science fiction writers of his era (along with Robert Heinlein and A.

E. Van Vogt). Son of unorthodox Jews Judah Asimov and Anna Rachel Asimov, Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi Shtetl of Smolensk Oblast, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic. However due to lost records and that at the time of his birth his region had been utilizing two different calendars systems, neither of which matched the calendar most used commonly in Western societies. as a result...