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Old May 29 2008, 03:44 PM   #991
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

Christopher wrote: View Post
The Laws of Robotics are not a genuine scientific or engineering principle, but a literary device. Heck, the only reason Asimov made up the word "robotics" is because he didn't know enough about the field to be aware there was already a term for it, "cybernetics."
Didn't cybernetics come afterward as a scientific field of inquiry? And when was the word "cybernetics" coined anyway?
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