Issaac Asimov Essay

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Isaac Asimov once stated, “Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that once completely programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest,” (Asimov Quotes 1). Isaac Asimov is considered one of the Big Three of the Science Fiction genre. He has over 500 published works and half of which are classified as Science Fiction. He exercised the belief that technology is a good thing as long as society is ready to handle it. A critic claims that “Asimov’s stories have a bold and important role in the history and future of science fiction,” (Isaac Asimov 35-38). Many of Asimov’s works deal with humanity’s relations with robots or other technology. When Asimov began writing the Robot series, one of his objectives was to abolish the typical, evil frankenstein , rioting machines idea and replace it with something more rational and logical (Asimov in Contemporary Novelists 3). Asimov observed that people often suffer from technophobia (the fear of modern technology), and through his works he attempted to calm the fear and introduce the idea of how technology can helpful. Isaac Asimov shows characteristics of Science Fiction in many of his works including the I, Robot series. 2 Isaac Asimov’s birth occurred sometime between October 1919 and January 1920, the exact date is a mystery, even to Asimov himself. His family moved to New York and became American citizens in 1923. At the early age of 5 Asimov developed his obsession with reading. At 11 he began writing, a talent that would grow into a hobby and eventually a career. Isaac Asimov’s parents raised him in the religion of Judaism; however upon adulthood he became atheist. While in the military Asimov received the lowest score on the conditioning test, but he scored the highest on the IQ exam (“Asimov Online Facts” 1). In 1947 Asimov married Gertrude Blugerman. The couple had two kids. In 1973 he

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