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The Bicentennial Man

  • Date Submitted: 03/13/2010 09:11 AM
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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 movie, he has developed a unique consciousness that led him to his quest in finding answers with his questions.

      In the movie, I supposed that Andrew Martin later developed a free will. It is because there were scenes in the movie that will tell how he had developed this kind of ability. Andrew was brought to the Martin Family to serve and obey them. It was Andrew’s responsibility to do all things that Martin Family asks for, just like a usual robot. At first, Andrew always use the word “one” that refers to his self but on the latter part of the movie, you will notice that instead of using “one”, he used “I”. The “I” is very significant because it is use to identify human while “one” is commonly use in identifying a thing or referring to another person, and this only means that Andrew was able to assert his self. So you will see here that Andrew had a higher understanding about human being. There are lots of characteristics that make Andrew different, unique from other robots. He had developed abilities that portrays a real human being like his creativity, that was seen in his works through cravings, in playing the piano, creating clocks, and many more. He had developed free will especially in the scene where he asked Mr. Martin for him to obtain freedom, he had wish for...

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