Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. drmom

    drmom GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The people who can afford to own robots will control the economy while the rest of us live off the dole.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    So, “Mom’s Friendly Robot Company” is a division of Halliburton?

  3. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, 9 months ago

    The project is led by Dick Jones of OCP.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 9 months ago

    The Terminator

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 9 months ago

    ♫ “Mr America walk on by your schools that do not teach” ♫
    (hungry freaks by Frank Zappa)
    That song was written in the late 1960’s.
    This “country” has become much worse since then.

  6. Kylop

    Kylop said, 9 months ago

    So Ted, you’re saying Linda Hamilton should go back to the gym?

  7. Bryan Pizzuti

    Bryan Pizzuti said, 9 months ago

    Resistance is futile.

  8. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The Robonator?

  9. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 9 months ago

    1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
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    2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
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    3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
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    Three simple, logical rules. And yet there was enough “unforeseen conflict” within these rules to allow Asimov a very comfortable writing career (not that he didn’t write about other things extensively).
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    But to build robots without this “fail safe” seems to be beneath stupid!

  10. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 9 months ago

    Of course there is also the “Zeroth Law” which is where the robot follows the first three laws but only in so far as the human race is concerned.
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    It’s a whole “greater good”, “survival of the species” read on the “through inaction” phrase.

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 9 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    And that is the dangerous one. Because who can say what is truly for the good of the whole species?

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

  13. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 9 months ago

    “Carry out nuclear power plant rescue operations”? Seems like a rather limited, narrow career field, unless someone on the know is expecting a lot more trouble from aging, shoddily designed nuclear facilities. More likely the mechanical demons will be programmed to force people to buy stuff in stores, eliminate the elderly, and operate in an irradiated environment.

  14. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 9 months ago

    @motivemagus

    Now you’re wandering into “Foundation” trilogy Asimov!
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  15. aaum13

    aaum13 said, 9 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    If you read the entire arc of Asimov’s robot stories, you also know that the robots ended up controlling everything, “for our own good”, and all in complete obedience to the three laws.

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