posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 02:02 PM
Good thought there Dasher
Remeber the old argument that Asimov presented in I Robot, book not movie, the argument during the court hearing. They were trying to prove the robot
was alive. The lawyer presented an argument that went something like this.
There are many people alive today who have artificial limbs, artificial hearts and so on. Are they still human? Are they still alive? They are no
longer totally human. At what percentage does a person lose their "humanity"?
10, 25, 50, 95 percent? The answer came back that even at 100% a person was still considered alive and human.
The next step in the lawyer's argument, was if a person who is now 100% artificial can still be considered a person, alive, and aware then by that
definition, a robot that is aware of itself should be considered alive.
Mr. Asimov, please forgive me for not quoting you fully.
We may be getting closer to where there will have to be a legal argument presented in our courts today as we are getting closer and closer to making
thought controlled limbs a reaility. Not to mention cloning etc.
We will also have to have this point examined and determined by our various religions.
I know I am opening a can of worms here.