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The Implications of Robot Ethics

May 20, 2011

In South Korea developments continue towards a code of ethics for treatment of robots. Given that robots might have the same cyber-consciousness as video game characters, could we also eventually see a a code of ethics of how to treat game characters? Such an ethics could bring about the impossible situation of having violence in video games banned overnight. Perhaps instead, robots would have deliberately enhanced emotional consciousness, while game foes will have their consciousness stunted and therefore in some respect ethically killable. Certainly the development of robots ethics send ripples across a range of other ethical fields including the world of games. Read about the Code of Ethics to Prevent Android Abuse here.

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