Hacking the Definition of Employee: Electronic Persons and Robots

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines “employee” as a person who works for another person or for a company for wages or a salary. In the fast-paced technology world that we live in, this definition is lacking one thing — robots. What’s interesting is that Dictionary.com already defines “robots” as a person who acts and responds in a mechanical, routine manner,usually subject to another’s will; automaton. A person. Why is it that people are already thought of as being robotic, but robots have not been officially acknowledged as employees when they are already taking over so many human jobs?

New employee definition: “a person or robot who works for another person or for a company for compensation.” (GetCanu.com 2016)

With Europe already calling their robots “electronic people”, we have decided to take a stand and make robots part of the Dictionary’s employee definition. What’s your opinion? Share your thoughts in the comments.

What’s even greater, a human-robot named Canu, is already on top of the game. He is advertising himself as a human turned robot to land a job in Silicon Valley’s tech industry. The reason? “Uber [already] embraces driverless cars. Lowe’s introduces robots to stock shelves. A company employs a robot as the office manager.” If you can’t beat him, join them!

Canu, a robot-human, hacks the definition of employee. (GetCanu.com 2016)

If you are hiring or know of a company hiring, send them to GetCanu.com

Canu poses outside of Mozilla in San Francisco, CA. (GetCanu.com 2016)
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