DailyDirt: To Serve Mankind

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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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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Mar 2011 @ 11:54am

    You really should rename this column or perhaps the entire web site to addirt.

    I'd like to see td experiment with free where the free part is not supported by ads.

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