Asimov Isaac 1920 - 1992 (72)

Above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.


I, Robot

Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics".

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 the orders given 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 Laws.[1]

Isaac Asimov ( January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was a writer of science fiction, one of the most important of this type of prose. He was born in Russia but his family moved to New York when he was three years old and Isaac was never taught the Russian language or culture. He grew up in Brooklyn and at the age of eight he acquired American citizenship. He studied chemistry at Columbia University where he received Masters in 1941. During the Second World War he worked at a research station in Philadelphia's Naval and in 1940 he received his doctorate in biochemistry from Columbia University. In 1949 he became a member of the Medical School of the University of Boston and in 1955 he became an assistant professor of biochemistry.

From an early age he had begun writing and in 1958 he resigned from university to devote himself entirely to writing. He became known by writing in the magazine "Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction" and also participated in the “Amazing Stories” science fiction magazine. Asimov wrote about 465 books, 25 of which were pure science fiction and the other studies and scientific writings. Among the best known are the award-winning short story Nightfall, the famous "Galactic Empire" television series and his novels about robots. Asimov married twice and had 2 children from his 1st marriage. He was infected with the Aids virus from a blood transfusion during a heart attack he suffered in 1983 and died on April 6, 1992 from liver cirrhosis and heart attenuation as a consequence of the virus.