what's the deal with positronic brains?

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  1. Dr. Zoidberg

    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    Both I, Robot and Star Trek: TNG use "positronic networks" as their artificial brains. Is there any indication that positronic circuits are much better at AI than electronic circuits? :hsugh: or did both of these examples just steal a made up term from each other?
     
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    Keep in mind I-Robot was written a very LONG time ago, first published in 1939, I don't think even the microchip was on the drawing board let alone a real positronic chip. Asimov just invented a word that sounded futuristic and Gene Roddenbery used the "positronic brain" as a nod to the legendary SciFi author.
     
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    was that term in the book, or was it something hollywood snuck in for the movie?
     
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    jesus christ man yes the name "Positronic Brain" existed in the original books. the movie is created in inspiration of the book 'which it states at the beginning' and Roddenberry used the idea from Asimov's books.
     
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    i knew it was based on the book, but a lot of times they're pretty liberal with their interpretation...i didn't know
     
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