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GlitterIsMyDrug

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Re: S/O: Etiquette and robots
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2013, 03:20:57 PM »
I thank my coffee maker. Heck I'm close to writing love sonnets everyday.

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Re: S/O: Etiquette and robots
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2013, 03:27:53 PM »
I would certainly be polite to anything that could easily tear my head off. ;D

Has anyone seen "Almost Human?"  The Karl Urban character pushes his first robotic partner out the car door.

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Re: S/O: Etiquette and robots
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2013, 03:31:01 PM »
It is rude to any other onlookers for a person to treat a robot rudely.

It's uncomfortable for people to be around rudeness. That's the biggest reason.

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Re: S/O: Etiquette and robots
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2013, 06:03:51 PM »
A polite person would probably be polite out of habit.  I say please and thank you to Siri out of habit.

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Re: S/O: Etiquette and robots
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2013, 11:44:15 PM »
I always felt that both C3P0 and R2D2 had emotions.

And I would probably be polite to robots.

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Re: S/O: Etiquette and robots
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2013, 01:43:20 AM »
BarensMom wrote:

"Has anyone seen "Almost Human?"  The Karl Urban character pushes his first robotic partner out the car door."

This is one of the things that drives discussion about how humans treat sentient nonhumans.  In this example, it would be really rude to heave a human out of a moving car because of the risk of injury, but if you knew that the person you're tossing out wouldn't be killed or badly hurt by it, does it carry the same weight as a behaviour?  Many people have tried to tackle these sorts of issues, so it's not nearly as simple as a blanket yes or no.  The term "robot" itself spans an enormous spectrum, from a mechanical device that assembles cars in a factory through the sci-fi robots that have been discussed above, and one answer certainly doesn't fit them all.

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