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If robots became advanced enough, would making them work for us be slavery?

Asked by: MasturDbtor
  • It is inevitable that the ethical approach is to free them.

    Captain Picard successfully defended Data’s right to self determination and not to be treated as a disposable person in Measure of a Man STTNG. Though only a fantasy show it made a valid point. Eventually we will have to make the moral choice of treating robots as disposable tools or as our children deserving love and respect. A possible way out of this ethical conflict would be to merge robot and man, making us both master and servant.

  • It is inevitable that the ethical approach is to free them.

    Captain Picard successfully defended Data’s right to self determination and not to be treated as a disposable person in Measure of a Man STTNG. Though only a fantasy show it made a valid point. Eventually we will have to make the moral choice of treating robots as disposable tools or as our children deserving love and respect. A possible way out of this ethical conflict would be to merge robot and man, making us both master and servant.

  • It is inevitable that the ethical approach is to free them.

    Captain Picard successfully defended Data’s right to self determination and not to be treated as a disposable person in Measure of a Man STTNG. Though only a fantasy show it made a valid point. Eventually we will have to make the moral choice of treating robots as disposable tools or as our children deserving love and respect. A possible way out of this ethical conflict would be to merge robot and man, making us both master and servant.

  • It is inevitable that the ethical approach is to free them.

    Captain Picard successfully defended Data’s right to self determination and not to be treated as a disposable person in Measure of a Man STTNG. Though only a fantasy show it made a valid point. Eventually we will have to make the moral choice of treating robots as disposable tools or as our children deserving love and respect. A possible way out of this ethical conflict would be to merge robot and man, making us both master and servant.

  • It is inevitable that the ethical approach is to free them.

    Captain Picard successfully defended Datas right to self determination and not to be treated as a disposable person in Measure of a Man STTNG. Though only a fantasy show it made a valid point. Eventually we will have to make the moral choice of treating robots as disposable tools or as our children deserving love and respect. A possible way out of this ethical conflict would be to merge robot and man, making us both master and servant.

  • It is inevitable that the ethical approach is to free them.

    Captain Picard successfully defended Datas right to self determination and not to be treated as a disposable person in Measure of a Man STTNG. Though only a fantasy show it made a valid point. Eventually we will have to make the moral choice of treating robots as disposable tools or as our children deserving love and respect. A possible way out of this ethical conflict would be to merge robot and man, making us both master and servant.

  • It is inevitable that the ethical approach is to free them.

    Captain Picard successfully defended Datas right to self determination and not to be treated as a disposable person in Measure of a Man STTNG. Though only a fantasy show it made a valid point. Eventually we will have to make the moral choice of treating robots as disposable tools or as our children deserving love and respect. A possible way out of this ethical conflict would be to merge robot and man, making us both master and servant.

  • Humans are blind to what is right, and lazy.

    We say we are advanced, but current tech, like phones and computers are less than 120 years old! But we see the fascinating advances we have made, and we are so convinced with our superiority to all others. But we don't question anything, the average person, we leave that to a few scientists and leaders, but everyone else is content to get up, go work, sleep, repeat, and so little of this knowledge is shared with those people. Think about this. In colonial times, having a slave was good, it meant you were wealthy. Beating a slave was a good thing, it taught them obedience. It is sad for us today to think that such a thing was allowed. But that is how those people were raised and grew up, those were the lies they lived, what lies do we live today? And how many of us will be able to see them?

  • What is Pain? Electrical Signals?

    Electrical signals indicate pain. Robots, when they break down, a mechanism is alerted to tell the operator/mechanic/robot that there is a problem. The robot can feel that problem, the operator is affected by this problem, and the mechanic can visually verify it. If the robot can then translate it's pain into words (voice-synthesis) then it is effectively feeling pain, voicing it's pain, demanding a solution, all while affecting many living persons around them.

    TLDR: Robots have electrical signals that indicate what's wrong, and if they are advanced enough to complain, then they are human.

  • Yes, if they are advanced enough.

    Everybody who opposes this is look "oh no, robots don't have souls, only humans do" but what proof do you have of that? We are but Organic robots, with electric neurons in our brain flitting around nutrient fluid. Its not what you are made of, its how you think. Robots can be just like us, albeit their bodies work with metal and electricity instead of blood and flesh. If one is programmed enough to interact with humans and have enough electronic neurons in its brain, it would be indistinguishable from a human's mind, for who or what we are is not based on what we look like, its who we are, as in our mind.

    This is actually a root of a lot of the world's problems, including racism, sexism, slavery etc.
    We need to get over that and learn to respect people and robots for who they are, nto what they look like and how we think of them. Current robots are just programs and machines, but in teh fture this may be a real issue, sparking a new form of "robotic racism."

  • You've been watching too many movies

    No. What proof do we have that complexity necessarily elicits self-awareness, emotion, or soul from a machine. An iphone is far more complex than a steam locomotive; is it therefore more soulful? Look, machine behavior is programmed. If we write programs that make machines that mimic emotion and self-awareness, we might start to question the ethics of programming machines to work, but a) that's a limitless perverse and b) we can always program robots to emotionally desire work. If we program robots to resent work, then we deserve to suffer robot rebellion.

  • Robot is not human.

    It does not make sense to count using robots as slavery since they are only created in order to work for mankind. Because robot is not human and they are not slaves so the robots cannot be called slaves. Many slaves nowadays are humans, so robots cannot be slaves. A man once said " Slaves are not robots". If robots are built by man, then they are not slaves because slaves have feelings and human has feelings and robots don't have feelings

  • U watch to much movies

    I say no because
    1.First robots have to be built
    2.Second robots are not smart like the human brain
    3.Third robots could be shorted out by wires because the circuits are not water proof
    4.Fourth humans could build better weaponry
    thats why I think robots could not be are slaves.

  • No, so long as they are made correctly

    If we create robots literally for the sole purpose of working, and it can't do anything else, then yes. If we create one exactly like a human being, then yes. A robot designed without a consciousness or an ability to feel pain would not be enslaved, but a more human-like one would be.

  • Theyre not human

    Only humans who understand freedom and can reciprocate and request freedom, are entitled to it. Neither animals nor pieces of metal bolted together with wires and programmed to behave in a certain way can have any claim to human individual liberty. They are merely tools to be used and ultimately disposed of.

  • Robots are machines

    Robots are machines which are created by men in order to make work and life easier. Robots do not have any creative thought purely of their own. Everything they know and do was programmed and told to them by humans. Therefore, since they have no creative thought nor any means to achieve it (as of yet) then they can't have rights.

  • Advanced Does Not Equal Personification

    I do not see how making advanced robots work for us is any different from all the robots around us already that perform our work. Just because robots are advanced does not mean they are more emotional or soulful or any closer to being human. Imagine in the future, there will be spaceships. These spaceships are more complex than the first car, but that does not mean the spaceships are more emotional or soulful than a car.

    The definition of slavery is: "The state of one bound in servitude as the property of a slaveholder or household." If that is so, then not just advanced robots, but every robot, is a slave. Also, I think that we should note that we do not "make them" work for us. "Making them" is implying that we force them against their will. Robots do not have wills or opinions. Their thought is programmed by us. We created robots for them to work for us. They are not slaves, they are machinery called robots who do not want or wish or have emotions.

  • Robots are created as a tool for humans.

    It does not make sense to count using robots as slavery since they are only created in order to work for mankind. Even the 3 laws of robotics already suggest that robots are but mere tools for us humans. Even if they develop emotions and feelings, they are programmed by us humans to be able to think/feel. It then makes no sense to be saying that robots are actually our slaves.

  • Rediculous rediculous arguement

    They are machines. Parts and gears not flesh and bones. They have no soul no breath of life of course it would not be slavery. Who came up with this? Any human tendencies would simply be a mirror image not the real thing. Its sad that some people would actually choose yes.


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