Should we force people into slavery or make them love it?

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Should we force people into slavery or make them love it?

Postby Nepene » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:08 pm

The current comic raised an issue, where the robot protagonist has been created as a slave who enjoys being a sex slave.

In our modern society, for those sorts of jobs we simply pressure down on their luck homeless people and such to be sex slaves or pay a small number of very beautiful people lots of money.

Is the future society, where manual laborers are created to enjoy grudge labor with all of their sentience, better, or a modern society where we maybe pay people a lot of money to do such things, or pressure the down and out?

It reminds me of the philosophical quandry of the pig that wants to be eaten. Is it ethical to be a meat eater if the animal consents?

This was an ethical issue that was pushed in the previous comic.

JH: So humans giving milk is okay, cows giving milk isn't?
MH: Well, ask yourself this - if you knew someone with a brain disorder who possessed the mental capacities of a Holstein, would you consider it ethical to farm them?
JH: Jeez, that's a nightmare scenario. How about meat, would you eat human meat, if it were freely offered?
MH: Pasteurization doesn't fix those health issues. But if you could engineer a sentient cow, one who knowingly consented to be eaten, and not just because she was programmed to do so? Absolutely.

And in there, she suggested the line to draw was that they had to not be programmed into it. Zoa is certainly programmed to be a sex slave. What do people think of programming sentient beings to be sex slaves? Do you have any suggested alternatives for a society for unpleasant tasks?
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