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Equal Rights for Robots Answered

Not trying to spam/ad to the fire of religious debate or any of that, but recently I saw this post on Digg about this kid at Kutztown University who showed up at a religious protest, and to counter their craziness, he held up a sign that quite randomly and humorously said "Equal Rights for Robots." For some reason he was arrested minutes later. He may or may not have had the appropriate permit, but this seems a little insane, especially given the fact that these non-students were practicing hate speech, while a student was holding up a funny sign.

Here's a link:


But all of that bullcrap aside, the reason I came to you is because I figured everyone here likes robots, right? Well, I think we should take a stand, and SUPPORT EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ROBOTS too!!!


Think of the Robot Children!


Thats so wrong, they shouldn't have arrested him, Its his opinion, that pigs a jerk, people can't just laugh stuff off anymore. Why is the world getting so god damn serious. The cop should have been doing something better like trying to stop drug traffic and not even respond to a call like that. Now I'm just pissed

Before this debate goes any futhere, let's make ourselves aware of Asimov's three laws of robotics: 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

The laws still apply, and are relavent to the topic. Or do they / are they? L


11 years ago

Well, duh. We are robots after all. We both operate on electricity. We just get our energy from food, instead of the wall. I once heard a scientist call humans "biological robots". There's really no real difference except learning ability ,when you think about it.