Plot – 4000-5200ad the major church allowed and encouraged the ‘death’ of all ‘unsafe’ AI.
Plot – 4200-4667 after a Dark Age, robotics replace forced hard labors 3LS.
Plot – 4400ad after reaching orbital assets, androids are allowed to enter service 3LS.
Plot Fun (it’s not always about race, it’s about control of production):
Copypasta favorite person> “Frederick Douglass was a formerly enslaved (sophont) who became a prominent activist, author and public speaker. He became a leader in the abolitionist movement, which sought to end the practice of slavery. After (extreme) conflict and the Emancipation Proclamation, he continued to push for equality and (sophont) rights.”
How are sapient (AI) Androids not free? Why not? Do we tell the mentally sophisticated device we own it, or do we tell the software it is free? Could the Bank tell its parents, ‘your baby will cost 2.5 million credits, will this be cash or indentured servitude?’
Is science officer Ashe/Bishop a man or a corporate device? Is that what makes him creepy?