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Author Topic: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)  (Read 3932 times)

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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #50 on: 03 Feb 2022, 18:41 »

They have a lawyer AND a priest! :D

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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #51 on: 03 Feb 2022, 18:46 »

And a tinker, a tailor, a soldier, a sailor?
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #52 on: 03 Feb 2022, 19:23 »

Now my imagination is having a field day with images of Nelson in court:

Judge: Where's your lawyer?
Defendant: (points down to apparently empty space next to them)
Nelson: I'm down here, your honour! Um - may I sit on the table? - I can't really see what's going on!
Judge: Okay - but can't you come up with a better chair or something?
Nelson: I would if I could, your honour - but no-one takes me seriously on either the highchair or the bar stool...
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #53 on: 03 Feb 2022, 20:34 »

I imagine sitting in his client's lap also doesn't help.

EDIT: Especially if he were uo defend a ventriloquist.
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #54 on: 03 Feb 2022, 22:44 »

Heh, bar stool. Was that an intentional lawyer pun?
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #55 on: 03 Feb 2022, 23:11 »

JJ must be happy to have an occasion to draw the old AnthroPC chassis...
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #56 on: 04 Feb 2022, 00:43 »

I get the idea that the understanding of AI rights is still evolving in QC-land.
Oh no, itís now fully understood to be exactly the same as human rights; only enforced when made (in)convenient by way of expense or attention.
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #57 on: 04 Feb 2022, 01:27 »

I get the idea that the understanding of AI rights is still evolving in QC-land.

Well, given that it only became illegal to treat AIs as property within the actual in-universe duration of the strip (probably no more than one or two in-universe years ago at most) then, yes, that is true. As I said yesterday, existing labour rights legislation likely was never drafted with the possibility of a sentient factory wanting the right to strike if it isn't given one day off a week and the like in mind. It's going to require the scaling of a major social and legal mountain to adjust laws and attitudes to adapt to the fact of machine sentience.

My suggested solution? Employ two more AIs and install them in parallel with the current controlling intelligence. Then all three can work one shift whilst the other two are on down-time. We do that with human employees all the time; it just takes the right mental paradigm shift to see why that is inevitable, practical and desirable with your synthetic employees too.
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #58 on: 04 Feb 2022, 02:42 »

My suggested solution? Employ two more AIs and install them in parallel with the current controlling intelligence. Then all three can work one shift whilst the other two are on down-time. We do that with human employees all the time; it just takes the right mental paradigm shift to see why that is inevitable, practical and desirable with your synthetic employees too.

That's a good start of a solution, but on the other hand I imagine for some AI sharing their body with another consciousness might be very disconcerting.
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #59 on: 04 Feb 2022, 04:58 »

Maybe not if they have another (humanoid or not) chassis that they have their mind in, and only connect to the factory machinery during work.
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #60 on: 04 Feb 2022, 11:08 »

Like a work uniform, almost.
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Re: WCDT Jan 31st to Feb 4th, 2022 (pages 4711 to 4715)
« Reply #61 on: 04 Feb 2022, 14:01 »

What I would like to point out that it is a good idea for workers to unionize for the same reason its a good idea to for example get a lawyer if you need one.

You're an adult and should stand up for your rights.
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