When in Rome
There is currently a legal battle raging in the Central court system that is of interest to practically everyone in the sector:
Are robots people?
There are three schools of thought about this.
1) The business owners say: “No, they’re not. We already pay our humanoid workers wages, and we can’t afford to pay our machines too!”
2) The agricultural laborers and other trade workers say “No, they’re not. We worked hard to make our lives, we can’t risk losing our jobs to the coffee maker!”
3) And then there are those who say “Augmented humanoids and machine based life should have the same rights as their non-cyborg counterparts. If they think, feel, and reason, why exactly aren’t they people?”