Monday, July 23, 2007

All The Troubles of The World- The Short Story

By Isaac Asimov

This story is part of Isaac Asimov's The Complete Stories Volume 1 series.I read this story around 7 years back. It was just my intro to the mature sci fi world. First time I came to understand what is MULTIVAC, a giant computer or network of computer or Giant Human Computer or ……………………….

The story is about very advanced stage of human civilization, where the whole world is governed by MUTIVAC. The earth is in the happiest and most prosperous state ever. No sign of crime. But if somebody has seen the movie ‘Minority Report’, the similar things start occurring. Yes, according to me ‘Minority Report’ is based on this story by Isaac Asimov.

I can’t tell you about the whole story, coz it’s a suspense sci-fi and one of my favorites.

Some interesting fact about this story.

Once Isaac Asimov was being interviewed and enquired that how he comes up with so many new stories, to which, he replied that according to him there is no new story but the old story in the new form. He gave the example of the reviewed story that it was adopted by him from Age old story of Old Greek Oracle.

So, at last I will recommend this book to any person with brains enough to imagine beyond the world and time. This story is indeed unique


Anonymous said...

Isaac Asimov is god of science fictions

Anonymous said...

No, WRONG. Minority Report is based on the book "Minority Report" by Philip K. Dick, written in 1956.

The short story, "All the Troubles of the World" was written by Isaac Asimov in 1958.

So, if anything, Asimov's short story was based on/ripped off Minority Report.

Prabal Aggarwal said...

Thanks anonymous commentator for correcting me. Is 'Minority Report' also written by Isaac Asimov?