Is Data Sentient? Android Rights

It’s possible that in 100 years or so (500 years?), we’ll have developed an artificial lifeform similar to Cmdr. Data on Star Trek. If that happens, will “it” have “human” rights? This is part of the issue philosophers call Personal Identity (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).  If this question is ever adjudicated, the hearing may contain some of the ideas in the episode clip (below) from Star Trek.  Cpt. Picard pushes the court to consider what it actually means to be sentient. (9 mins.)

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