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Comment: Re:The Second Renaissance (Score 1) 318

by c4bl3fl4m3 (#18265096) Attached to: South Korea Drafting Ethical Code for Robotic Age
And also the story of that historic robot in the first book of The Matrix comics, the one that destroyed his master when he didn't wish to die.

I *loved* the Second Renaissance. For years I've thought about the rights of robots (and, after watching Star Trek: Voyager, the rights of holograms/photonic beings) and I always look forward to the day, like in the Second Renaissance, where I will walk hand in hand with robots, marching for their rights, with a sign that says "They may not be human, but they're people too." I look forward to having robot neighbors (if sentient robots decide to own houses and "live" like humans do) and learning from them and their experiences.

Call me a sap, call me too empathetic, but I *cried* during the scene where the robot young woman is beaten to "death" by humans while screaming for mercy and that "I'm a person, too!"

One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.

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