Robot citizenship! The future is NOW!

See here.

Saudi Arabia has become the first country to give a robot citizenship. So besides all the other human rights abuses brought up in the article, the real burning question is…

Can this robot citizen qualify for a boat loan?

She needs the permission of her RoboHusband to get a loan. And it’s one of those loans that’s de jure not a loan to keep it halal.

They can do that if they want, but I think if we do that over here the Robot should change its foreign Czech name into something more American.

Austrian. We gave citizenship to a robot with the Austrian name ‘Schwarzenegger’.

Not sure if whoosh or not but
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot#Etymology

But if they were thinking of granting citizenship to any of Mom’s robots (particularly one Bender Bending Rodriguez), they would run into a rather thorny conundrum: those robots are fueled by liquor!! How could they have a citizen that must keep constantly drunk to be able to work?!