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Thread: Is it Ethical to Program an Intelligent Robot So that it Will Want to Be Your Love Slave?

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    Is it Ethical to Program an Intelligent Robot So that it Will Want to Be Your Love Slave?

    This was, of course, always the real question.

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    Yes, it will say "yes" to sex so obviously it's okay.
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    Is this the thread were I get the clues to find "Cherry 2000?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaced Cowboy View Post
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    Is this the thread were I get the clues to find "Cherry 2000?"
    I've got it on VHS.
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    It's ethical as long as a certain percentage of them have AIDS and/or can become pregnant so that businesses selling condoms aren't destroyed...
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    As long as you don't ever try to give it a transvaginal ultrasound.
    If there is no sound in space, how come you can hear the lasers?
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    About as ethical as killing all the blue cows on the moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zevico View Post
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    About as ethical as killing all the blue cows on the moon.
    The Nazis did that as soon as they got there.
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    Hey, don't spoil Iron Sky you ****ing asshole
    If there is no sound in space, how come you can hear the lasers?
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    As I said in the other thread, it's the first essential step in the evolution of our glorious post-human future.
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    Wasn't this ethical issue already raised on Archer?
    "You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."--General Sir Charles James Napier

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    Is it ethical not to program an intelligent robot to become a love slave?

    There's nothing wrong with the dream, my friend, the problem lies with the dreamer.

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    Isn't there a lot of Japanese anime/manga about the biological equivalent?

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    I'd say it has a lot to do with how you're making love to the robot. If you're just spraying semen on/in it or having it bugger you with its penis/fist/tentacle attachment then even a free-willed intelligent robot might not consider this to be a violation - hell, they might not consider it to be a violation to replace their arms and legs with gargantuan dildos, because they don't necessarily know the difference between having "normal" limbs and dildo limbs. Similarly, if a free-willed intelligent robot sent its reproductive code into your brain with its wifi antenna then you wouldn't know or care that the robot is mating with you (unless it overdid it and gave you a brain tumor, or unless you have a wifi antenna attached to your brain).

    If on the other hand you made an electronic copy of your brain, then converted this into reproductive code, then forcibly uploaded this reproductive code to the robot (forcing the robot to temporarily partition its brain so that your electronic offspring can mature inside of the robot), then this might be tantamount to robot rape.
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    Clearly, someone who has thought way too much about this sort of thing.....
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    Nah, just a fan of Chester 5000 XYV
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    I'd say it's really unethical if your willy doesn't work or you have a small peter and won't be able to satisfy the robot love slave. (Though given the level of technology we're talking about, in such cases it would be ethical if you roboticize your wiener.)
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