Here is a horror show if I ever saw one:
Robots could be freed from their human masters and handed the power to own possessions under radical new EU plans.
Officials want to have machines declared as “electronic persons” amid fears they could challenge humanity for control of the Earth.
The plans would mean the robots could claim copyright on their work and trade money – effectively allowing them to form functional societies.
Their owners could be liable to pay social security for the machines to cover any damage caused.
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This also is a great way to "pack the ballot boxes". Since in the US most tech companies appear to be owned by Democrats, they can produce enough voting robots to take over the country (as if they already haven't).
I will never buy or lease a robot. Never.