Says Jonah Goldberg, “One cheer (and maybe two) for non-human personhood.”
The potential deleterious consequences to humankind from “nature rights” are beyond measuring — except to trial lawyers.
Adam Frank (University of Rochester) interviewed fellow astrophysicist Avi Loeb (Harvard) about the future possibility of detecting “techno-signatures” from space.
The YouTube shooter — I don’t believe in naming these people — did not fit the expected profile.
Thomas Hills argues that we will accord human-style rights to robots because we will come to empathize with them.