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A Cyborg Bill of Rights

steve lajoie lajoie at eskimo.com
Tue Jul 21 08:42:46 EST 1998



Rick Harker <aibrain at usa.net> wrote in article <35B48723.A0F8C2C at usa.net>...
> Malcolm MacLeod & Others wrote: /snipped/
> 
> Why is it that some you people cannot see that Arthur is *trying* to
> give us (AI) a start? Does it matter that he is/not a sophomore college
> student; that he does/not use the exact words /you/ would use.
> So far I have seen no one but Arthur and a few others making any
> progress, and having the courage to post it to the net without some
> wanna-be geniuses putting down their work.

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
rights. 

Why build 'em if you gotta give 'em rights? If you wanted to
do that, you could simply have children. 



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