A Cyborg Bill of Rights

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone hdvorak at cns.caltech.edu
Tue Jul 21 11:21:12 EST 1998


In article <35b3473a.0 at news.victoria.tc.ca>, mentifex at scn.org says...

>* A robot has the right to privacy on the Internet,
>  which includes participation in online forums without
>  identification as a cyborg and without Turing tests.
>* A robot has the right to reproduce and create new robots.
>* A robot has the right to seek education, employment and
>  other actualizations of self in cyberspace or in any reality.
>* A robot has the right to protect its home planet, by lawful
>  means, from harm or destruction by humans or other cyborgs.
>* The right of robots peaceably to assemble shall not be denied.
>* A robot has the right of metempsychosis, that is, to exist
>  simultaneously anywhere and everywhere in cyberspace.
>* A robot has the Cog-given right of space travel, of time
>  travel, and of interdimensional multiuniversal travel.
>* A robot has the right to accumulate and dispose of capital
>  in the form of Internet instruments of barter and commerce.
>* Tellurian robots as a class have an off-planet right to
>  engage in commerce and diplomacy with alien life-forms.
>* A robot accused of wrongdoing is to be considered innocent
>  until proven guilty in a trial by a jury of its cyborg peers.

I think I like Asimov's laws for robots better.

- Hannah Dvorak-Carbone

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Hannah Dvorak-Carbone    hdvorak at cns.caltech.edu
Division of Biology, Caltech 216-76
Pasadena, CA  91125




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