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Re: Three laws

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  • wolffwizard
    Thqnk you Raybell Wolffie 00000* * ... term. ... men ... and ... armed ... Mainland ... maintain ... number
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 1, 2008
      Thqnk you Raybell

      Wolffie
      00000*>*
      "raybell_scot" <raybell_scot@...> wrote:
      >
      > You make some good points, wolfwizard. "Harm" is also a relative
      term.
      > Psychiatric treatment can be viewed as harmful by the patient and
      > helpful by the psychiatrist, for example. I know a schizophrenic
      > "shaman" who is always going on about this.
      >
      > "Bombing a bunker with 50 men in it to protect a platoon of five
      men
      > of the friendly forces"
      >
      > You inadvertantly make another point here about the armed forces
      and
      > police. Due to their nature, and that of governments, much of what
      > they would do, would be harmful. Governments, police forces and
      armed
      > forces lie, and have dubious motives all the time. And I'm not just
      > talking about the places we think of as dictatorships such as
      Mainland
      > China.
      >
      > --- In sciencefictionclassics@yahoogroups.com, wolffwizard
      > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > > I found some flaws, loopholes in the Robotic laws.
      > >
      > > Due to the sematics of the Three laws Robots would not
      > > be usable by Law enforcement, Fire department, or medical
      > > institutions.
      > >
      > > If I had gangreen, to amputate may be viewed by a robot as
      > > harm even though it was directed by a doctor to do so.
      > > or to admissister an abortion or euthanasia for a suffering
      > > patient> continued suffering is harm, though the subtles
      > > of such HUman morals would confound the simpler programming of
      > > a robot.
      > >
      > > There is also the idea of putting down> of a prisoner to
      maintain
      > > order in a prison or to make example to the irrational biological
      > > bipeds of the incarceration institution.
      > >
      > > Many times humans are put in places of harming the greater
      number
      > > of huamns for the sake of order or some higher ideas than
      > > socialistic wellbeing.
      > >
      > > Bombing a bunker with 50 men in it to protect a platoon of
      > > five men of the friendly forces, eg.
      > >
      > > Wolfwizard
      > > .......*
      > >
      >
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