The evolution of beings’ rights
The evolution of beings’ rights
We live in a world full of beings with different degrees of consciousness. And each of them have the right to live or to do what they want accordind to laws.
There are two kinds of legal systems: the natural law developed by philosopher John Locke, which is not related to customs, beliefs, culture or any government. This right is evident, universal and inalienable, like, for example, the right to live and be free because, as it is said in the American Declaration of Independence, “this right is granted by the Creator to all men” .
The other legal system is the legal law
such as constitutional rules and all the laws of a state issued by a government.
Throughout human history, man fought for several rights and freedoms, like “Women’s Rights”, “children’s rights”, “prisoners rights”, and reaching “gay rights” and “animal rights”, all these rights show the evolution of gaining the rights of different beings .
People had rights since the days of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, who gave several liberties to his subjects that were printed on “Cyrus Cylinder“, currently exhibited at United Nations Headquarters in New York. New rights were won by “Magna Charta”, a document accepted by the King of England, John, by which he lost his full power on the subjects. Then followed the fight for rights of the American Revolution from 1775, and the French Revolution in 1789.
Women are a separate category, and they have started winning their rights by the “Declaration of sentiments“, in 1848, held in Seneca Falls, near New York.
Then, in the early 20th century, more and more voices claimed rights for children.
And going on the thread of rights, we arrive in the late 1960s, when a group of people – gay people – earned their rights to annoy others through street demonstrations.
But the evolution of the idea of ”rights” does not end here, because there are “animal rights“, because life is life even if it is in a cat in a dog or in a man. All cultures had or have unwritten laws when it comes to the protection of animals. Even Hitler’s Nazis took care of them, and among the first laws issued, was one to protect animals, in 1933. But “the fight for animal freedom” really began in the 1970s, namely in 1975, when the Oxford philosopher, Peter Singer makes the basic argument for animal liberation movement, published in his book “Animal Liberation“.
We can see that as human society develops technically, scientifically, economically, socially, politically, events evolve in the same way to obtain various rights and freedoms. They expand with the material progress. But what next?
With the advent and spread of the simulism theory, which says that all the Cosmos with all matter, all beings, all this is a human illusion, and everything is a simulation. Therefore there is no time, no space, no matter, but it’s just a feeling induced by the sensors of a processing organ – the brain.
In 2005 it was proposed, and in 2009 began to work at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Lausanne, the , which intends that by 2018 up to 2020, to carry out the simulation of human brain, with all its functions . Then, after this will be successfully done, they will probably simulate virtual worlds in the future powerful computers. These will be games, or tourist destinations, and will simulate different possible historical situations, for example: how would human history look like if Earth wouldn’t of had a tilted rotation axis by 23 degrees, but if it was straight ? And in all these simulations to be inserted intelligent beings.
Perhaps the next step to protect the rights of some beings, will be the movements for the rights of the simulated beings, or, sims.