Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Sawyer interview on Roboethics online

by Rob - January 16th, 2008.
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The whole 20-minute interview with science-fiction writer and futurist Robert J. Sawyer about robot ethics that aired Monday, January 14, 2008, on TVOntario’s flagship current-affairs program The Agenda is now available online here.

To watch, click on Robert Sawyer. (There’s also a second interview with me accessible from the same page: Web-Exclusive: Robert Sawyer. That’s a shorter one just about my time at Berton House in the Yukon, although the first one, the one on roboethics, also begins with a reference to that.)

By the way, I got a nice note from John Robert Colombo, the editor of Colombo’s Canadian Quotations and other quote books, saying he’d added a couple of things I’d said in this interview to his quotations file:

“Science fiction is a Distant Early Warning System for social upheaval.”

“The role of the science-fiction writer is to be the conscience of the technological age.”

— Robert J. Sawyer, author, interviewed by Steve Paikin, TVOntario‚Äôs The Agenda, 14 Jan. 2008.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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