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(Trial Room of a Court in Germany, where Judiciary is inquisitorial)
Judge: Mr. Robot, do you plead,
Robot: No, Your Honor, I am
Judge: (addresses to Public
Prosecutor): Prosecution may proceed.
PP: Mr. Robot we have
substantial evidence against you that you have committed a murder deliberately.
Robot: What is that proof?
PP: CCTV footage.
Robot: But that's a machine
like me. That would be self-incrimination.
Judge: He is right. Mr. PP
PP: But your honor, that
machine may have same genre like all Homo Sapiens , but they have different
Judge: Alright, shows us the
A screen and projector are
set up in court and a video clip is shown in which Robot claps a man from the
neck and strangles him to death and then throws him on a board.
PP: Is that not you, Mr.
Robot: Looks like me, but I
am not sure. Can you focus on id numbers.
The video clip is replayed
and id is stilled and focused. Robot acknowledges that it is him.
PP: Why did you kill him?
Robot: He walked into my
territory. I had no intention or motivation to kill him. Moreover, as per
Master-Servant theory the Engineer who programmed me is responsible for this
Judge: Did he programmed you
Robot: I was infected by
virus so I could not differentiate in living and non living.
Judge: Who is responsible for
Robot: My parents. That is
the company that produced me.
The GM of Robotics
Company was summoned to the court. He stated that when he supplied the Robot it
was in perfect working condition. The
Virus can affect man and machine equally. Robot has indicator for virus and
should have been treated immediately.
The System Engineer of the
car company was summoned and he admitted that Robot was indicating a virus.
PP: Why you did not cure the
System Engg.: The assembly
line had to be stopped for that. I reported the matter to GM through the channel,
but he said orders are urgent and production cannot be stopped.
Judge: Did you explain that it
may cause a death?
System Engg.: Not
categorically, since I was not sure. I told him certain sensors are not working
and Robot would not function normally.
GM of the car company was
summoned. He confessed that matter was reported to him. He was hard pressed by the
Board of Directors to achieve the target so he did not stop production.
The trial is going on. The
Robot is still behind the bar. Board of Directors has announced a meeting to
decide strategy if they are booked for Culpable Homicide.
Meanwhile, please express your opinion on the issue.