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The Bicentennial Man

  • Date Submitted: 10/16/2013 10:20 AM
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The Bicentennial Man

The Martin family purchases a domestic android as a servant and names him Andrew. Andrew comes to know the man of the house as Sir, his wife as Ma'am and their daughter as Portia. There’s a case that one of the children orders Andrew to throw himself out of an upper bedroom window. Andrew complies - he can do nothing else. The fall damages him, thankfully not irreparably.
Andrew has to follow the three laws of robotics without exception:

Three Laws

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 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.
Before, the Martins suspect that they do not have an ordinary robot on their hands. Andrew seems capable of expressing emotion and generating original thoughts, and the longer he stays with the Martins, the more strongly these human traits manifest themselves. Over the years, Andrew becomes less a machine and more a member of the family, until he asks for his freedom. Andrew moves out to the Martin’s house to discover other robots, and see if any is like him. Sadly, by this point, his series is long obsolete, and he finds them in junk piles, non-functional. Finally he discovers another robot, a female robot displaying a very jolly personality. Andrew is delighted and tries to find out more.
Until someone tells Andrew that he might be able to turn him into a human being.

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. So you will see here that Andrew had a higher...


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