A Google engineer, Blake Lemoine, mistakenly designated one AI program “sentient.”
Back in the ’90s, the assisted-suicide movement tried to convince the Supreme Court to impose a Roe–style decision for their cause.
Lombroso’s ideas were quack science. But they were taken seriously by criminologists and public officials around the world until they were debunked.
Federico Carboni wanted suicide because he had no autonomy, saying in an interview, “I am like a boat adrift in the ocean.”
Richard Dawkins felt free to encourage experimentation in ape-human hybrids, work that Dawkins hopes will undermine the idea that humans are anything special.