From Cyberspace to Outer Space: Existing Legal Regimes Under Pressure from Emerging Meta-Technologies

33 U. La Verne L. Rev. 219, 2012

35 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2013  

Rita M. Lauria

Metalaw®.US an Alliance of Metalaw®; Univeristy of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism; Media Interface & Network Design (M.I.N.D.) Labs

George S. Robinson

Robinson and Associates, P.C.

Date Written: November 7, 2012

Abstract

Traditional legal definitions and concepts may need altering in response to technologies that advance faster than our jurisprudence can respond. Rapidly advancing technologies hold the potential to create what we refer to as humankind. Major areas of Anglo-American law may need to be extended in response to the impact upon culture and society that advances in cyberspace and biotechnologically integrated artificial intelligence bring. For example, the concept of personhood currently extends to living human beings and to a limited segment of non-humans, like legally-formed corporations. Such concepts may need to be extended to accommodate different forms of embodiment created by virtuality media, artificial intelligence, and other advanced technologies.

Keywords: Humankind, transhumanism, biotechnologically integrated artificial intelligence, virtuality media, cyberspace, Anglo-American law, personhood

Suggested Citation

Lauria, Rita M. and Robinson, George S., From Cyberspace to Outer Space: Existing Legal Regimes Under Pressure from Emerging Meta-Technologies (November 7, 2012). 33 U. La Verne L. Rev. 219, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2245755

Rita M. Lauria (Contact Author)

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George S. Robinson

Robinson and Associates, P.C. ( email )

Baltimore, MD
United States

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