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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]

She spent three hours on two rooms. This a statement of her thoroughness and my lack of housekeeping skills.

She's coming back next week. I've asked.

She's willing.

I need this, clearly.


If you had a choice between a house elf and an android, which would you take?

Does the android have free will?
If so, does the android choose to be where it is?
If not, should the android have free will?

Is the house elf happy?
Will I make a good master for a house elf?

That's the crux of the problem. I don't think an android can have free will. It's a machine. But a house elf does have a mind of its own, so unless it were Dobby or some other volunteer servant, I think the android is the more ethical choice. (Admittedly, house elves are probably more fun.)

I think I'd prefer an android for the very reason of "fun" -- unless a house-elf and I were supremely socially compatible, I wouldn't be able to stand living with one. It would annoy me after the novelty of having a house-elf wore off, and I would be apprehensive lest I treat it poorly out of mere annoyance.