[ExI] The Surrogates, graphic novel

Spencer Campbell lacertilian at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 19:47:37 UTC 2010

Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com>:
> In those scenes where surri were mangled, my wife had a visceral
> emotional response.  I asked her if that was because she was thinking
> about the surrigates as people.  She admitted that she was.  I found
> that interesting because people rarely have such reaction to a car
> accident.  It's the same loss of personal property, but if the human
> operator walks away the response is usually "Well at least nobody was
> harmed"  - Why does a machine that looks like a person warrant the
> extra attention?

Why indeed.

Join in on the "Rights without selves" thread! It's alarmingly
relevant, car analogy and all.

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