[ExI] Disappointment

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 21:17:59 UTC 2015

Who will pay any attention to such silly contracts?  If I buy a computer
and the contract says it can't be used to play my favorite game or program
in my favorite language or even to post to a group like this I would
completely ignore it.   If they limit their bot by law so people don't make
enhancements to it and sell those in the sexual arena then they just
encourage such sexbot entrepreneurs choosing another platform.

In a free society no one can successfully much less ethically prohibit
anyone from doing anything that does not initiate force harming the freedom
of others.   The control freaks can mouth off all they want and rational
people will as much as possible ignore them.

On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 2:10 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> On 2015-09-26 17:51, BillK wrote:
>> Pepper the robot's contract bans users from having sex with it.
>> <http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/23/pepper-robot-sex-banned>
> As I have argued,
> http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2015/09/sex-and-death-among-the-robots-when-should-we-campaign-to-ban-robots/
> http://aleph.se/andart2/uncategorized/why-cherry-2000-should-not-be-banned-terminator-should-and-what-this-has-to-do-with-oscar-wilde/
> 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*.
> --
> Anders Sandberg
> Future of Humanity Institute
> Oxford Martin School
> Oxford University
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