Thursday, December 21, 2006

More robot news!

The British government is filled with the spirit of Chamberlain, those pantywaists:
The paper says a "monumental shift" could occur if robots develop to the point where they can reproduce, improve themselves or develop artificial intelligence.

The research suggests that at some point in the next 20 to 50 years robots could be granted rights.

If this happened, the report says, the robots would have certain responsibilities such as voting, the obligation to pay taxes, and perhaps serving compulsory military service.
And you thought gay marriage was a threat to the traditional way of life. What happens when Robots get to vote? I'll tell you:

Think about it people!


Vicki said...

"I'm meeting you halfway, you smelly hippies!"

Closet Liberal said...
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Closet Liberal said...

Working on the assumption that robots would work more on logic than emotional response, maybe we should give them the vote and take it away from us irrational humans.

Robot controlled nanny state here I come! (Wait a minute, wasn't there a trilogy about something like this a few years back?)

Freudian Slip said...

Funny stuff! I loved that episode of Futurama by the way :)