[ExI] Slavery in the Future

Kevin Freels kevinfreels at insightbb.com
Mon Apr 21 19:54:59 UTC 2008

I ran into my own tissue concoction talking back to me recently. The 
other day my teen daughter decided not to clean her room and stated that 
she never asked to be born and that she resents all the stuff we make 
her do (which is almost nothing but she sees it otherwise). Of course 
she can claim self-ownership, which means I can't harm her. Nor would I 
want to. But I was quick to point out that if I so desired, I could 
still make her work for me in the office without paying her minimum 
wage. Does this mean our children qualify as legal slaves?

Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
>>  The principle is the same. If I concoct some tissue in my own lab
>>  that turns out to be sentient, well, then, IMO it's mine and I can
>>  do with it what I please. Who are you and the goons to come
>>  into my place and stop me?
> ### Here we still disagree, Lee, after all these years :)
> If your concoction emails me that you didn't ask it for permission to
> use it and it resents your infringement on its self-ownership, I might
> consider offering it protection services, assuming it were willing to
> pay for the goons.
> We'll see who's goons are tougher.
> Rafal
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