anders at aleph.se
Sat Sep 26 21:10:28 UTC 2015
On 2015-09-26 17:51, BillK wrote:
> Pepper the robot's contract bans users from having sex with it.
As I have argued,
banning sexrobots is unlikely to make humans nicer to each other, and
there are a lot of fundamentally different reasons for why one would
want to have sex with them - many of which are totally in the ethical clear.
Of course, were someone to build a robot they might not want it used for
sex because (1) there might be legal safety issues (like cotton tips
should not be put in the ear canal), which is OK, (2) because they think
it would be wrong. For example, a Kantian might think human-robot sex is
against human dignity, a engineer might just dislike the thought of
somebody putting their nice designs *there*.
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Oxford Martin School
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