These thoughts were triggered by the "Degrees of misogyny" thread, and I wondered if the concept of equal rights must be expanded with technological advancements ... Will/should we give cloned persons equal rights too? Or half robots (cyborgs)? Androids? Sentient AIs/robots? Cloned persons might come in reach soon. We better have answers before. Sentient AIs will likely take a bit longer, but it's be good to have answers at that point as well. Then, sentient biological synthetic beings, synthethic biological-technical composite beings etc ... It is a can of worms that soon will be open.