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.
UVA, as one of America’s top public universities, can help set the trend for free speech.
Thomas Hills argues that we will accord human-style rights to robots because we will come to empathize with them.
I’ve been reading the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams — with its interesting argument by Jefferson for design in nature as a scientific inference.
On Independence Day, it’s appropriate to review the sources of our rights as citizens.