Re: PHIL: Is it ethical to create special purpose sentients?
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 23:17:39 EST

In a message dated 2/28/99 10:55:34 PM, you wrote:

<< 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>>

I think not. Once an intelligence comes into being, it must have all the same rights as everyone else.