Honestly, like 90% of "should we treat robots like people?" sci-fi narratives are almost inexcusably lazy, because they're willfully ignoring the much more uncomfortable reality.
How can we be willing to acknowledge whether or not robots should be treated like people, without acknowledging the reality that people are already being treated like robots.
@Dayglochainsaw Think of so called neural networks, crafted from 1940 studies of so called "perceptrons", which draft humans neural cells as dumb devices providing a binary solution to the complexity of life, and you get the figure: science and its models destroy complexity to provide schemes in which life can be, at most, simulated. But robotic brained humans gather at commercial centres gazing at the lastcoming high-tech tool of slavery