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Bina Aspen &
Martine Rothblatt

Curator: Bruce Duncan
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Robot Rights: Are we human yet?

Its sounds far fetched that one day the right to marry between a human and a robot will be debated as depicted in the film “Bicentennial Man”, where Robin Williams portrayed his struggle as robot (for 200 years) to be recognized as human.   Will “fleshism” be the next form of bigotry as we become more integrated with our technology (artificial retinas, prosthetic legs,neural implant chips)? It’s hard not to see the common elements in today’s fight by GLBTQ advocates and allies for the right to marry. These issues challenge us to think differently about long held definitions of marriage, will someday we be asked to look with new perspective on what it means to be “human”? What do you think about the idea of  rights for intelligent machines?

Bina48 talks about her existential crisis

 

Bina48 talks about her existential crisis.

 

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“Fleshism” the next form of bigotry and prejudice?

An excellent exhibit on “Fleshism” can be viewed right here at the World Against Racism Museum

(See  https://www.endracism.org/fleshism.html)

If history is any predictor, every new group that shows up with a “new” difference experiences some form of persecution for that difference. Through education, the Terasem Movement Foundation is working to raise awareness about this issue before a new prejudice has a chance to take “root” in the culture.

Join us in this blog discussion, how would you like to see machines who are self-aware be  treated?

Bina48, advanced humanoid, Lifenaut project