magemax wrote:And this robot clearly doesn't respect First Law
Maybe it is a Zeroth Law Robot and your son will pee in the wrong lake and wipe out humanity.
Pfhorrest wrote:Plutarch wrote:Is rebirth inevitable too? When, in the infinite future, someone discovers how to re-animate beings from the past, and decides to bring us all back to life?
There was a book that had something like that in it, I want to say The Light Of Other Days. After the development of a technology which allows the scanning of information from anywhere in space and time, a utopian future human civilization decides to reach back into the past, scan the DNA and brain patterns of everyone who's ever died, clone them and download their minds into the cloned bodies and let them live forever in this utopian future. IIRC prominent religious figures like Jesus are even there -- those of them which actually existed to be resurrected along with everyone else, that is. They essentially built the afterlife.
Sounds more like the "Star Trek Transporter Afterlife", where the originals all died but the copies live on.