By Sharon Gaudin, InformationWeek > A report out of the U.K. contends that in about 50 years, robots will > be given the same rights as humans and even will be expected to vote > and pay taxes.
I have no problem with this so long as there is a large red power switch clearly visible on the back of the robot. That way you can shut them the hell up when they babble about their so called rights.
Seriously though, what happens when a robot is unemployed? Who pays its electric bills?