Unit Two The Fun They Have Issac Asimov. Contents A. Text one I. Pre-reading : (I). warm-up questions (II). Background information II. While-reading: Text Analysis (I) Structure analysis (II) Comprehension questions (III) Language points (IV) Difficult sentences III. Post-Reading:
the author of the text, is an American biochemist and author.
He was born in the former USSR on January 2, 1920. He was taken to the United States at the age of 3 and brought up in Brooklyn, New York.
He graduated from Columbia University in 1939, and got his PhD. in the same university in 1947.
Pre-reading: (II)Background information(II). Background Information
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 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 Law.
Note the italicized parts in the following sentences.
Discuss with one of your classmates on the following topics.
Write a short essay on the following topic in about 150 words.