Would You Kill a Robot?

If a robot begged for mercy, could you still “kill” it? In a modern-day interpretation of the of the famous Milgram Experiments, scientists from the University of Canterbury see how close people will go when told to “kill.”

If my computer begged for mercy, however, I don’t think I’d care too much <oops>

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  1. birdonaleash reblogged this from princeofgrebes
  2. internetofme reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    This is actually really interesting. Although, in a true psychologist manner, retrospectively, I could see this coming....
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  4. amyjoyang reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    Wannie did prophesize that I would marry a robot…..so….. emotional connection=first step to love?
  5. lunarreverb reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    I know I would have problems killing robots because I am a big weenie. (I could only choose Destroy under great duress....
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  18. doc-hologram reblogged this from thegreenisgrasser and added:
    probably not.
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