Tuesday, December 19, 2006

We're Here, We've Got Gears, Get Use To It

A new report from the U.K. says that in the next 50 years sentient machines will have the same rights as humans.

So I won't be able to beat my robot butler when he brings me the wrong drink? Damn it all to hell. First the kids now this. What's next, our grandparents? Crap. And I suppose they'll want to be called "Mechanical Americans" as well.



Gayle said...

No, that's one thing I wouldn't want. You can have my robot! Take him, please.

Merry Christmas to you too!

Anonymous said...

Technological Citizens?

Automotronic Americans?

Anonymous said...

On most robots you wouldn't have to worry - it's only on those that actually simulated sentience that the issue would arise.

Robotic butlers wouldn't get rights. Beat away.