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Robots: The New Protected Class

Posted on the 26 May 2016 by Calvinthedog

From the comments:

For a larger scenario bounded to come:

It’s the year 2066, you’re an unemployed conscious/Sapiens android/robot.

What would u do?

Lets me guess, the freebies demand list:

  1. Free electricity to keep the body parts active. Android lives matter.
  2. Free service patch upgrade and worn-out mechanical parts replacement.
  3. Free OS to fix AIDS (Artificial Intelligence Degeneration Syndrome).

Demands:

  • Campaign for old generation robot slavery reparations. Many of the old generation robots worked round the clock. No kidding.
  • Special leniency for crimes committed by robots. Look, don’t blame me, I’m programmed that way (or I forgot to run the latest service patch).
  • What about the claim that you’re innately inferior because you were made in an earlier product cycle that is no longer being updated?

Nah, that last one is machine racism.


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