Warren Ellis’s Three Laws of Robotics

Perhaps you remember Asimov’s three laws of robotics, the theoretical fail-safes to make sure we will not be destroyed in an android uprising. Today, though, Warren Ellis reminds us that the robots may have their own laws in mind. (Link via Boing Boing.) Rules excerpted below; click through for the entirety of the post.

  1. Robots couldn’t really give a fuck if you live or die.

  2. Robots do not want to have sex with you.
  3. What, you can’t count higher than three? [Perhaps to be known as the "do your own frigging math" law.]

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