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Originally posted by silo13
are they really slaves if they are still running based on a program and have not yet become self aware?
I don't know.
We had this question asked in a morals class once and I had a problem with it then.
Thanks for your post.
If we did advance this technology to the point where it is indistinguishable from actual consciousness, couldn't we just program these robots to enjoy work?
Public opinion in Japan may be more open to robots than in the West, where dark science fiction visions from movies such as "Bladerunner" and "Terminator" have conjured images of robo-soldiers taking over the world.
Originally posted by Ian McLean
If our own morality is justified by our sentience, should we not build these killswitches into ourselves, then?
Creating a slave species?
Originally posted by BriggsBU
reply to post by silo13
Unlike humans, however, you can completely backup and store the brain of the android. Plug it in, store an exact copy of its brain, send it in to defuse bomb. Bomb blows up? No big, grab a replacement body and upload the stored brain into it. No loss.