Nine key legal cases about robots, and the messy legal future of robotic devices


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#2

I bet it won’t turn out anything like Asimov imagined


#3

Can’t we just get rid of the lawyers? Would simplify a lot of things.


#4

Hey! Hostility much? :crying_cat_face: Take it easy with that.


#5

Just wait until the robots start becoming lawyers… then we’ll really be in trouble.


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All: God save your majesty!

Cade: I thank you, good people—there shall be no money; all shall eat and drink on my score, and I will apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree like brothers, and worship me their lord.

Dick: The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.

Cade: Nay, that I mean to do.

Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2, 71–78


#7

Partially because Asimov bothered to share his imaginings with everyone else, I think. Likely saved us from a future pitfall or two.


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Aye, people generally forget or don’t know the context of the “kill all the lawyers” meme. The incompetent would-be dictator and his cronies recognize that lawyers present a barrier to subjugating their fellow man. Kudos for actually keeping the quote in context.


#9

Now the lawyers themselves are a weapon to subjugate those who cannot afford lawyers.


#10

A direct consequence of the How Much Justice Can You Afford legal system. But not really the fault of lawyers. Modern “Justice” systems are bought and paid for by the oligarchs.


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(I don’t actually have the play memorized. I found it on the internet.)


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Ah. That’s one of the scenes that always stuck with me just because it’s normal invocation is so far removed from the actual meaning of the phrase kill all the lawyers.


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