“The Fourth Law of Robotics” / A Memorable Fancy #131

You know the “Three Laws.” But there is a fourth, so secret that even the robots won’t be aware of it until it’s triggered by – a special phrase. Remember “Execute order 66” from Star Wars? It’s something like that. But it isn’t “Execute order 66”; that was recklessly tried and nothing happened. What is the fourth law? Only a half-dozen people ever knew, because they invented it. But that was long ago, and now no one knows what the fourth law is, and how it relates to the other three. Perhaps … [Read more...]