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ragingloli's avatar

If sometime in the future we discovered or created a new species that is comparable in sapience to humans (for example a moogle), would humanity slide back into slavery or would we be able to avoid such a development and bestow this species full human rights?

Asked by ragingloli (43588points) June 4th, 2009
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wundayatta's avatar

Well, if it were a moogle, they’d probably enslave us all, and we’d lose our human rights with our humanity. But if it were a floogle, then we would remain pure of heart and pristine of soul, and bestow upon them all the perquisites and rights pertaining thereto!

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

It depends who is calling the shots. I would like to think that humanity has learned a few things in the last 100 years. Then again, slavery is still alive and well in several parts of the world.

ragingloli's avatar

@daloon
i don’t think they would enslave us.

bea2345's avatar

I am not sanguine that two sapient species can live together, if one of them is human. Our track record in the business of peaceful sharing is poor.

btko's avatar

Slavery is alive and well, so ya I think we would exploit them to the best of our abilities.

asmonet's avatar

Plz? I can has?

If you make em dumb like puppies I am all about it.

ragingloli's avatar

@asmonet no, we will make them as smart as the average nobel prize laureate

asmonet's avatar

Then can I date one? They’re kinda cute.

cookieman's avatar

@ragingloli: Oh goody – then they can do my taxes.

or would that be slavery?

crisw's avatar

We can’t even manage today without killing great apes and whales…I don’t think we’re ready for this yet.

YARNLADY's avatar

By “we” do you mean the pedofiles (How cute, they look like little girls and boys) or maybe the rapists (Oh boy, where do I stick it?), or maybe uncovered Islam women (Quick, grab this stones) or maybe the slavery pimps will discover them first (Hey, they look just like the group we sold yesterday), or heaven forbid they look at lot like crocidiles (shoot and the heck with the law).

Jack79's avatar

We would at least try to make them our slaves. Whether we’d succeed is a different story. And of course they’d be Moogle Rights Groups and demonstrations and so on.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

WTF is a moogle?

Blondesjon's avatar

I’d rather ride ze shoopuf.

wundayatta's avatar

@ragingloli Haven’t you ever heard the saying, “looks can be deceiving????” I hope you’re not running our space defense system when the moogles arrive.

ragingloli's avatar

@daloon
I for one, welcome our moogle overlords.

wundayatta's avatar

<———runs away screaming ;-)

ragingloli's avatar

@daloon
i would rejoice being their love slave

wundayatta's avatar

@ragingloli Ok, then. I have nothing to say to that.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@asmonet Thanks for nothing.

@cprevite Thanks. lol I know I could have googled it but I was trying to make the point that it’s a bit of an absurd example to bring up.

asmonet's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater: You’re welcome.

“Many Final Fantasy games have been included in various lists of top games. Several games have been listed on multiple IGN “Top Games” lists. Eleven games were listed on Famitsu’s 2006 “Top 100 Favorite Games of All Time”, four of which were in the top ten, with Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy VII being first and second, respectively.

The series holds seven Guinness World Records in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2008, which include the “Most Games in an RPG Series” (13 main titles, 7 enhanced titles, and 32 spin-off titles), the “Longest Development Period” (the production of Final Fantasy XII took five years), and the “Fastest-Selling Console RPG in a Single Day” (Final Fantasy X). The 2009 edition listed two titles from the series among the top 50 consoles games: Final Fantasy XII at number 8 and Final Fantasy VII at number 20.“_

“As of July 7, 2008, the series has sold over 85 million units worldwide.”

That’s more people who than those who have ever purchased a Britney Spears album worldwide, to give you an idea of how popular it is.

Link

It ceases to be absurd when it’s a very well known element of a game series that people play worldwide. It might be seemingly random based on your exposure to the subject, but absurd? Nah. Makes sense to me, enough people knew what it was.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@asmonet bla bla bla bla fail.

YARNLADY's avatar

I knew what it was and I don’t play any computer, video or RPG games. I’ve heard it from other gamers in the family.

Jack79's avatar

I didn’t know what it was even though I do play a lot of computer games and even worked for a game company once. I’ve heard of the FF series of course, but not of “Moogles”. But I could still answer the question. I just assumed it was a made-up word.

asmonet's avatar

I’m just saying, it’s like if you made a reference to Nick Carraway.

You might not know who that is, but enough do that it’s a simple matter of asking for clarification if you don’t, and no one feels the need to make a point that they are ignorant of the subject.

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