7/08/2006

Will Robots Inherit the Earth?

Will Robots Inherit the Earth?

This journal article was written over a decade ago, back when such thought was considered science fiction- but today the world is very different. Life extension, particularly the use of man-made technology as a replacement for our impermanent human bodies makes indefinite survival a topic that should be vetted in public discourse before it sneaks up on us. I have not given nearly enough thought into whether or not I see any ethical breakdown in the idea that all men and women should be given the choice to extend their own experiences beyond the natural lifespan. However, some of the world's most respected philosophers are currently tackling the subject, and as usual they are divided in their conclusions.
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