Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.
What’s behind the impression of intelligent direction? Just a trick of perspective, like seeing shapes in clouds?
There’s an undoubted sense of crisis in the air.
Says Jonah Goldberg, “One cheer (and maybe two) for non-human personhood.”
Thomas Hills argues that we will accord human-style rights to robots because we will come to empathize with them.