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When Robots Rule The World
When Robots Rule The World
When Robots Rule The World

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When Robots Rule The World

As robots become more sophisticated — more like us — will we feel the need to give them civic rights, or should they always remain our slaves? Should we limit how ‘human’ robots can seem, or should we hope to make them in the best image of ourselves. The future is complicated.

As robots become more sophisticated — more like us — will we feel the need to give them civic rights, or should they always remain our slaves? Should we limit how ‘human’ robots can seem, or should we hope to make them in the best image of ourselves. The future is complicated.

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