So there we have our nine candidates: three T3's, three T4's and three T5's. All nine can correspond with you as a pen-pal for a
lifetime; all nine can interact robotically with the people, objects, events and states in the world indistinguishably from you and me for a lifetime. All nine cry when you hurt them (whether physically or verbally), although three of them fail to bleed, and three of them bleed the wrong kind of blood. For the sake of argument, you have known all nine all your life (and consider them all close friends), and this state of affairs (that all nine are man-made) has only just been revealed to you today. You had never suspected it (across -- let us say, to calibrate our intuitions -- 40 years of friendship and shared life experiences!).
You are now being consulted as to which of the nine you feel can safely be deprived of their civil rights as a result of this new
revelation. Which ones should it be, and why?
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