Harvard Book Club --October 25

The next Harvard Club of Cincinnati Book Club meeting is set for Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bronte Cafe in the Joseph Beth Bookstore.

The selected book is I, Robot by Isaac Asimov.

 

The three laws of Robotics:
1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

With this, Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.

Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact & science fiction that became Asmiov's trademark.
--Amazon books

 

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November will be a non-fiction month.  If you have suggestions or other concerns, please contact Book Club Chair Steve Strauss, sdstrauss@earthlink.net or 321 0967.

 

When:

Tuesday, 10/25/16 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm | iCal

Where:

Bronte Bistro--Joseph Beth Bookstore
2692 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45208

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Look Who's Coming:

Marcy Taylor
  HCC
John Na
  Harvard Extension School
Roger Collins
  University of Cincinnati
Alyce Su
  China Queen Capital
Jurgen Kameniku
  Harvard
... a total of 5 guests.
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