Cory Doctorow: The Coming Civil War of General-purpose Computing

Hour long talk by Cory outlining the struggle over trust of our computers - that we put our bodies into and increasingly will put into our bodies.

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When Will We Worry About the Well Being of Robots

Do you worry about your vacuum? Not in the way where you’re concerned about breaking a valuable object - but in an emotional, empathetic concern for its being? If so, then you’re primed for today’s discussion about the wellbeing of robots! We can personify objects, assigning them human qualities, but will technology get to a point where it DESERVES these moral concerns? Can you imagine a day when you will empathize with your computer or care if it lives or dies?

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