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A Stylistic Chronicled Guide to Isaac Asimov

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It is an experience to read and brood over the writings of Isaac Asimov. If you are just starting, I envy you – you have a wonderful journey ahead of you!! But don't just start a series randomly, the journey has a very disciplined roadmap, so that the mysteries of the world of robots will be systematically revealed to you. Asimov is a required reading for anyone working on Autonomous Cars, Artificial Intelligence and to a lesser extent, Machine Learning. Detour: Other must read AI books include "The Master Algorithm", "Final Jeopardy" – among a lot of good books … The books are more relevant now than then – you see, then it was science fiction, now the concepts are turning into reality!!! As the Reddit Series Guide mentions, you can follow the publishing order or the internal story chronological order.


'Foundation' is Apple's latest crack at prestige TV. I'm a fan.

Mashable

If you've ever wondered where all that iPhone money went, just watch Foundation. First impressions may not be everything, but they do matter. This new Apple TV series, a reimaging of an Isaac Asimov classic, makes a pretty simple and straightforward one: Holy cats, this show is expensive. Every scene is beautifully staged, lit, and shot. Costumes and props are immaculately designed.


Warner Bros.' Dune vs. Apple's Foundation: An epic clash of content distribution

ZDNet

This afternoon, for the technology industry, all eyes will be on Apple's "California Streaming" virtual event, during which this year's models of iPhones -- and possibly iPads -- are set to be unveiled to an awaiting public. The new smartphones and tablets are destined to be big hits -- they have been, consistently, year after year, even with minor iterative improvements. But Apple's biggest news of 2021 won't be the iPhone 13. In terms of new market penetration and risk potential, the big news will be the results of Apple's $1 billion investment in streaming media content for its Apple TV Plus service, which they announced in 2019. A big chunk of that billion-dollar commitment will be their adaptation of Foundation, the first of three volumes in a series of classic Isaac Asimov science-fiction novels published in the early 1950s.


Foundation Has One of the Best Sci-Fi Concepts Ever

WIRED

The new Apple TV series Foundation, based on the classic novel by Isaac Asimov, isn't slated to be released until next year, but science fiction author Anthony Ha is already anticipating its release--Foundation is one of his all-time favorite books. "Foundation was the series that made me realize I was a science fiction fan," Ha says in Episode 434 of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast. "It brings me as much pleasure as any book can when I re-read it, so I probably end up re-reading it every few years." Foundation tells the story of Hari Seldon and his followers, who use the futuristic science of psychohistory to plot their course through a galactic dark age and preserve scientific knowledge. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy host David Barr Kirtley has always loved the concept.


'Foundation' trailer unveils more of Apple TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's sci-fi novels

Mashable

Fans of dystopian science fiction might want to take note of this one. Based on the short stories, then novels, released in the '40s and '50s by sci-fi author Isaac Asimov, Apple TV series Foundation follows a group of exiles aiming to rebuild after the fall of the Galactic Empire. And judging by this new trailer, the second look we've seen, it's going to be a pretty ambitious series. As Mashable's Chris Taylor writes, "The Foundation Trilogy is a grand galactic epic. Think: science fiction's answer to Lord of the Rings. Indeed (and to Asimov's surprise), it once beat out Tolkien's trilogy, in a one-time Hugo Award contest for best speculative fiction series of all time. George Lucas was clearly inspired by Asimov's Galactic Empire."