tesla bot taxI think its already been recognised that it will become necessary to tax the robots,
If it moves tax it! If it doesnt move, tax it in case it thinks about moving!
I know, it makes sense, but robot tax probably wont happen. Big business will argue that theres no point applying robot rax because the company already pays tax on its profits etc ( although they no doubt escape more tax than they pay ) and where does it stop? Lets say you get yourself a tesla bot maid ( thats for cleaning @TRITON )
and your tesla bot hoovers up and does the dishes..... technically that could have been a cleaners job, but you would normally do it yourself and theres no 'income' related to that, so presumably you dont pay tesla bot tax..... but businesses will then use that to find various loopholes to avoid the tax ( as is the nature of it )
Then theres also resources.... i think im right in saying there probably isn't enough lithium etc to create the worlds fleet of electric cars, let alone millions of robot slaves...... which leads to questions of ethics i suppose. If a robot is just a machine, people will probably resort to treating them poorly. And if ( as suggested above ) people start getting augmented ( lets say you have a nasty angle grinder accident and chop off your john thomas ) you get a replacement pecker, but then you are part machine, so maybe your human rights get eroded because you are part tesla?
Just to clarify, im fully aware this post is ridiculous