№194 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 194
What is the main idea of these laws? Do you agree with it? Would you add any other laws to the list?
A. Robots must obey the laws that people created.
B. Robots must always protect people even if they can be in danger.
C. Robots must protect themselves from humans.
These laws come from the book of short stories "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov. Read the Introduction. Answer the questions below.
• Who tells the story?
• What does Doctor Susan Calvin do?
• Why do you think the author talks to Doctor Susan Calvin?
By Isaac Asimov
I looked at my notes and I didn't like them. I'd spent three days at U. S. Robots and might as well have spent them at home with the Encyclopedia Tellurica.
Susan Calvin had been born in the year 1982, they said, which made her seventy-five now. Everyone knew that. Appropriately enough, U. S. Robot and Mechanical Men, Inc. was seventy-five also. It had been in the year of Dr. Calvin's birth that Lawrence Robertson had first taken out incorporation papers for what one day became the strangest industrial giant in man's history. Well, everyone knew that, too.
At the age of twenty, Susan Calvin had been part of the Psycho-Math seminar at which Dr. Alfred Lanning of U. S. Robots had demonstrated the first mobile robot equipped with a voice. It was a large, clumsy unbeautiful robot, smelling of machine- oil and destined for the mines on Mercury. But it could speak and make sense.
Susan said nothing at that seminar; took no part in the discussion that followed. But as she watched and listened, she felt some kind of cold enthusiasm.