PHIL: Is it ethical to create special purpose sentients?
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 22:52:37 EST

Hello all,

Thought I would throw this question out. Is it ethical to create specially designed sentient beings which would be engineered to do specific tasks? Would it be ethical for their creators to profit from the labor of their creations? Esentially, we're talking about the possibility of a perfect slave caste, willing and able to serve general purpose sentients (like us) in whatever capacity we design them to. What do you all think?

Glen Finney