In message <01bdb4ad$714dade0$641bcb88 at e829029.ca.boeing.com>
"steve lajoie" <lajoie at eskimo.com> wrote:
> The whole point of a robot is to create a being we can abuse,
> We want it to work for cheap, do dangerous jobs, do unrewarding
> gopher work, and so on. Rights? Robots don't get no stinking
This man has got the point.
If I wanted to build something that would supplant me, would I have spent the
last FIVE YEARS of my life working on it for no pay? I don't think so: I'd be
working for a large biotech or MilInd on good pay...
> Why build 'em if you gotta give 'em rights? If you wanted to
> do that, you could simply have children.
Hell, I'm planning to get the robots to have children. Fastest way to get
the first production batch out the door...
Rich Walker: rw at shadow.org.uk (Shadow Robot Project)
http://www.shadow.org.uk 251 Liverpool Road
+44(0)171 700 2487 London N1 1LX
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice,
but in practice, there is"