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Materialism, Robots and Attitudes

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Robots are starting to look and act a lot like humans.

Wondering if robots can be people, or if humans are merely biological robots, involves assumptions about reality. I'll look at one of those assumptions in this post and why I believe there's more to me than chemicals.

Whether a robot could be a person is more of a philosophical question than a legal issue. So far. The question would be particularly interesting if a robot asked to be recognized as a person. Or disturbing, depending on how you look at it.

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Coming: Robots

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The Texas University robot football squad probably won't go pro, replacing the Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans.

They're too small, for starters.

But they're helping researchers develop robot office assistants. Smart ones. Maybe as effective as today's human office gofers.

I'll be looking at robots, humanoid and otherwise; tech and attitudes; what I see coming, and why I think we'll deal with whatever happens.

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