Do Robots Deserve Rights? What if Machines Become Conscious?

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When something is a discounter, it is cheaper than the regular price. A discounter is usually a small business that sells items at a discount.

  • The discounter only sells clothes at a discount, which is why they are so popular.
  • The discounter offers a wide variety of discounts, so you can find whatever you're looking for.

Unconsciousness is a state in which a person is not aware of their surroundings or their own body. This can happen due to a number of different things, such as being asleep or being unconscious due to injury.

  • He was knocked unconscious when he was mugged.
  • She was unconscious for days after she was hit by a car.

Neuroscientists are scientists who study the brain. They are often interested in understanding how the brain works, and how different parts of the brain work together.

  • neuroscientists are trying to figure out how the brain works.
  • neuroscientists are studying the brain to find out how to treat diseases.

To infringe is to break the law. When you infringe someone's rights, you are violating their legal rights.

  • He was arrested for infringing on the rights of the protesters.
  • The company is infringing on the copyright of the song.

There is a lot of talk about "exceptionalism" these days. It's a term that is used to describe the idea that some groups of people are better than others, or that some countries or cultures are better than others.

  • The politician argued that the United States was an exceptional country, because it was the only country that had achieved such success.
  • The teacher argued that English was an exceptional language, because it was the only language that was spoken by so many people.

Snowflakes are small pieces of ice that are shaped like stars. They are often used to symbolize the delicate beauty of the snow.

  • The snowflakes were falling gently to the ground.
  • The snowflakes were so small that they were almost invisible.

Repugnant means unpleasant or offensive. When the mayor said that the food at the banquet was repugnant, he meant that it was unappetizing.

  • The food at the banquet was repugnant, and everyone who ate it felt sick afterwards.
  • The movie was repugnant, and I couldn't stand it.

To coerce someone is to force them to do something that they don't want to do. Sometimes coercion can be physical, but it can also be emotional.

  • The company coerced the employees into taking the voluntary retirement package.
  • He coerced her into going out with him by being very persuasive.

To dissect is to take something apart, to look at it piece by piece. You can dissect a plant or an animal to see how it works.

  • He dissected the chicken carcass to see how it was cooked.
  • She dissected the plant to see how it works.