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Robots are becoming more and more advanced every day. And as their software improves, they're also becoming more useful for tasks that humans can't do. They can seal off deep sea oil wells at extreme depths. They'll fight dangerous fires. And someday, in the distant future, we might have to debate whether or not it's ethical to send robots to their deaths -- after we grant personhood to artificial intelligence. (And also deal with crazy folks who'll want to marry their laptops....) Progress, FTW! By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Nom du Clavier (profile), 23 Mar 2011 @ 5:24pm

    Achy diodes

    When robots start acting like Marvin from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or Orphu of Io and Mahnmut the European in Ilium & Olympos, then I think we've come to the point where we'd be considering granting them personhood.

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