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The Bicentennial Man Essay

770 words - 4 pages

The bicentennial man began life as a household appliance, bound by the famous three laws of robotics that Isaac was so proud of, and rightly so. They are laws we would all do well to live by. Firstly, robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Second, robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. And last, A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

In the film “Bicentennial Man” who’s main character was Andrew Martin who used to be robot that served the Martin family but on the latter part of the ...view middle of the document...

Martin for him to obtain freedom, he had wish for it. You can see here that Andrew had an introspection or self-reflection in having this decision. He built his own house, live by his own, and he had realized many things about his self, on why he is different from other robots. He wanted to search for his destiny. He made a decision on his own and it was not because someone told him to leave, he did it to know and discover more things about his self. In the movie, Mr. Martin helped Andrew to know more about being a human. He let Andrew read books about humanity, they always have conversations, and I think that these things were great impact and influence in developing Andrew’s free will.

I would consider Andrew Martin that he became truly a human being. I think that Andrew has fulfilled the characteristics and personalities of a human being. These abilities are things that can only be observed in human, and these abilities are what makes human unique from other creatures. These abilities include consciousness, free will, emotions, feelings, mortality, and other things were all developed and...

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