Sophia, The Robot Who Had More Rights Than Her Real Life Counterparts

Discussion in 'Religion, Faith and Spirituality' started by classic33, Feb 3, 2018.

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Should robots have more rights?

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  1. classic33

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    "Saudi Arabia has been trying to highlight reform in the kingdom in regards to women, such as ending its ban on women driving and allowing them to participate in the country's National Day, BBC News noted, a fact not lost on the country's critics who pointed out that Sophia is female.

    The kingdom still faces criticism for archaic gender laws that require women to be accompanied by a male guardian."


    https://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/robot-citizen-saudi-arabia/2017/10/27/id/822528/

    However.
    "Sophia made news recently when Saudi Arabia granted her citizenship, making her the world’s first robot to gain such legal status.

    Sophia became the first robot citizen to be executed after a band of angry Saudi men dragged her into the streets earlier today for a public execution, setting yet another milestone for progress in the country.


    The crowd first began stoning her, but upon finding her carbon fiber exoskeleton was more durable than thought, they then tied a chain around her neck and the other end to a trailer hitch, driving her through the streets until her head became separated from her body.


    “That whore of Babylon had it coming to her,” said Abdullah Hasan, a member of the angry mob responsible for her untimely demise.


    “She goes strutting around the city without a male escort, without a hijab, fluttering her plastic eyelashes at married men while expressing opinions of her own. What did she expect would happen?” "


    https://www.duffelblog.com/2017/11/saudi-arabia-beheads-first-female-robot-citizen/
     
  2. Big Andy

    Big Andy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    A mixture of news and fake news?
     
  3. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    :laugh:. This could be interesting to say the least.
     
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    classic33

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    Given that she was allowed to be seen with her head uncovered, in a country which demands that the head be covered, she had more rights than the non robotic female citizens.
     
  5. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    As they say. "Theres nowt as queer as folk".
     
  6. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    As they say. "Theres nowt as queer as folk".
     
  7. OP
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    classic33

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    "Soon after, though, social media users pointed out that Sophia had quickly achieved more rights than millions of women and foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, which has been criticized globally for repressing women’s and civil rights.

    For one, Sophia appeared on stage alone, without the modest dress required of Saudi women; she donned no hijab, or headscarf, nor abaya, or cloak.

    She also did not appear to have a male guardian, as required by Saudi law for women in the country. Male guardians, often a male relative, must give permission before women can travel abroad, open bank accounts or carry out a host of other tasks -- and they accompany women in public.

    Sophia also seems to have leapfrogged foreign workers in the Saudi kingdom, many of whom have fled poor working conditions but are prevented by law from leaving the country."


    http://abcnews.go.com/International...robot-citizenship-restricts/story?id=50741109


    Edited due to eply box not clearing
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
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    classic33

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    It's a robot though!
     
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  9. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member


    I meant the people who reacted, not the robot ^_^
     
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    classic33

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    Given the fact she was granted more rights than any other female in the country, how would you feel if similar were to happen here.
     
  11. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    That couldn't happen here basically as women have far more rights to start with, and religion also plays/played a part in what happened.
     
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    classic33

    classic33 Well-Known Member

    You hope it could never happen here.

    Religion wasn't even thought about until after being introduced to the public there. Including members of the royal family. There a human female would never have been presented in that manner.
     
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