On Independence Day, it’s appropriate to review the sources of our rights as citizens.
This is not only authoritarian — shattering the guarantees of religious liberty in virtually all existing human-rights accords — but could cause a significant brain drain.
Believe it or not, many officially smart people think that (1) we are just computers made of meat, (2) computers will soon become conscious, or (3) both.
Don’t miss a fascinating two-day discussion of human origins and the fossil record, human rights and human life, rebranded science and incoherent theology.
Thomas Hills argues that we will accord human-style rights to robots because we will come to empathize with them.