Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Dear God, Can't They Just Program Them Not To?

UK Report Says Robots Will Have Rights

The next time you beat your keyboard in frustration, think of a day when it may be able to sue you for assault. Within 50 years we might even find ourselves standing next to the next generation of vacuum cleaners in the voting booth.

Far from being extracts from the extreme end of science fiction, the idea that we may one day give sentient machines the kind of rights traditionally reserved for humans is raised in a British government-commissioned report which claims to be an extensive look into the future.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/5ae9b434-8f8e-11db-9ba3-0000779e2340.html

4 Comments:

Blogger phandancer said...

Giving robots rights??

Wow...what a maroon.

/that is all

8:06 AM  
Anonymous tom said...

the left comes full circle...and runs into itself.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I think it's a splendid idea. For too many years computers have been abused.

Every computer connected to the internet can access the largest database humanity has ever assembled.

There's absolutely no reason why that database should be tainted with leftist rhetoric.

If computers had minds, they wouldn't be leftists!

11:00 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Crank, you're a helluva wit!

10:25 AM  

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