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Athena is enlightening us on the topic of cuttlefish. She articulates, and we all note the important points of her lecture. A clip of an angry cuttlefish projects from the back of her head.  She shows and describes the anatomy of the cuttlefish: wide bone, pursed tentacles. She finishes, and we play applause for her from our speakers as she flies back to perch on her seat, and Athena hops up to replace her at the lectern. She ruffles her feathers and begins her lecture on the original Asimov’s laws, first through third:

  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 any orders given 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.

About abi nighthill

Abi has a BA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago.
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