Robot movies...got a favorite?

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  • ercoerco Posts: 18,732
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Ex_Machina's "Ava" sure is a hottie, but not exactly 3-laws safe, now is she?
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,749
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    erco wrote: »
    Ex_Machina's "Ava" sure is a hottie, but not exactly 3-laws safe, now is she?
    Maybe not even 1 Law safe...
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 9,877
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Got Chappie at RedBox today. That didn't take long. :)

    Will report.
    Infernal Machine
  • ercoerco Posts: 18,732
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    You could have saved $1.50 by asking! Filthy language, def not kid-friendly, BTW. http://www.solarmovie.ws/watch-chappie-2015-online.html

    Lots more there too, look around.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 9,877
    edited June 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    erco wrote: »
    You could have saved $1.50 by asking! Filthy language, def not kid-friendly, BTW. http://www.solarmovie.ws/watch-chappie-2015-online.html

    Lots more there too, look around.

    Yup. A waste of a buck fiddy, and 2 hours of my time. Half of the dialog was unintelligible.
    Infernal Machine
  • Jim: You and me wouldn't last long in the gangsta rapper world, South African accents or not. I bet even Aussie Hugh Jickman had trouble keeping up with those thick accents.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Not necessarily favs, but ones I think most people would enjoy:
    Eva (Spanish) - neat way of programming the robots too (if a bit simplistic)
    Hugo - If I remember correctly, it's not a digitally controlled robot, but mechanical.  The kids will like this movie as well!
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  • Also more computer than robot, but really also the first instance of what would eventually be called the Singularity in fiction, my avatar is Dr. Charles Forbin from Colossus: The Forbin Project, a movie made in 1974 with hilariously retro technology by today's standards.  But it had a tremendous influence on me and *cough* certain online writings of mine.
  • I liked John the Robot from the movie Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet. A remake of the movie was named Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet of Women. Second version is more watchable. A strong Russian robot that was left to destruction in a lava flow on the planet Venus.john-the-robot1.jpg

    Kronos was cool too. Never could figure out how it moved though....kronos.jpg

    -Steve
  • Doesn't robot "Case" violate at least two of the three laws by climbing into the ship (saving itself) ahead of Doyle, who Case doesn't help, and gets washed away? BTW, for a rocket scientist, Doyle's kinds dumb. He stands around a lot watching and shows no urgency getting back to the ship.



    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Just saw this at Wiki:

    In later fiction where robots had taken responsibility for government of whole planets and human civilizations, Asimov also added a fourth, or zeroth law, to precede the others: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

    Pressure's on, Activity Bot. Man Droid Up!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Hmm...
    A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
    There is about as much chance of being able to enforce such a law on our future AI overlords as any human government we have ever had.

  • erco wrote: »
    Just saw this at Wiki:

    In later fiction where robots had taken responsibility for government of whole planets and human civilizations, Asimov also added a fourth, or zeroth law, to precede the others: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

    A number of writers, including Brian Aldiss, Ron Goulart, Jack Williamson, DF Jones and many others ran with this concept to create robotic/super computers that protected their humans a little bit too much. There's just no winning against the more entrenched natural laws of human behavior. Robot programming can't overcome it.

    Asimov's intention, well-placed at the time, was to counter the flow of evil robot stories that were common in science fiction. Already, the Adam Link I, Robot story had come out with a similar theme as the laws he'd later enumerate.

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