Science, Magic and a dash of Ninja

Friday, July 16, 2004

I, Human

well, thought i would blurb real quick about the movie i just saw:

It was alright. Ended up getting around Asimov's Laws with the supposed logical fact that humans were a danger to themselves. Not really, as the laws (#1 don't hurt humans and help when they are in danger; #2 Do what people say as long as it doesn't violate #1; #3 Stay Operational as long as this doesn't violate #1 and #2) Because you cannot help someone by hurting them, and you cannot save someone from themselves (this would be the bit that Asimov left out). Either way, it is illogical to think that you can, because you in no way control the source of the problem and therefor cannot control the results, especially without violating rule #1. So what the computer was repeating over and over nigh the end of the movie was in fact wrong. It's logic was flawed. So the entire movie happened because of a broken-machine. Oh well.

Oh, and i got fired. But Jeff is gonna see if he can't get me a behind the counter job there so i can still see movies. Apparently the new owners were pissed off with me a few weeks ago, and never let it lie. It's all good, I have several places i can goto. I am thinking the best would be the karate studio, if Mr. Smith will take me :)


PS: Best robot quote:

"Prepare for extermination!" - Devastator.

Well, maybe not best, but certainly awesome in the movie.


At July 16, 2004 at 6:59 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Dude man... that sucks. Sorry to hear about your job. Hope you get a better one.

Doo-dee-doo... I'm not going to refute that last point you made about Asimov's logic. Point one is actually "Do not hurt humans, nor allow them to come to harm through inaction." It doesn't say anything about "helping" them. Robots in Asimov's story were never designed to be empathic. They were supposed to be helpers. They could only protect against physical harm. So blah blah blah your logic is flawed.

Wheee I win. :-D

I will try to be online more often.


P.S. You still moving in with Lee?

At July 17, 2004 at 11:03 AM, Blogger xTheNinjax said...

whatever, either way, the movie was wrong.

And yes. And as for my next trick, i mean job, I have an appointment to go into the Machinist Apprenticeship program this coming thursday. yay!

justin might be moving in with us too. we shall see!


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