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Predicting video conferencing in 1943

In 1943 The Seagram Company of Canada, an independent whiskey producer, illustrated this advert of how interviews may be conducted in the future

Skype 1943 style

— the date of the advert? 1943!

 

video conference 1943 style

Laws of Robotics

Laws of Robotics by Isaac Asimov in I, Robot (1950)
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