Microbial Fuel Cells raise the question of technological morality.
Our machine acts like an animal in many ways as it is hunting for energy in its surroundings, but just as much as is needed for survival.
Energy autonomy is one of the basic indicators of living organisms.
Having the same aims and behaviour as an animal, can we apply the same morale principles on such machines? Do they have the same responsibilities and legitimate claim to moral consideration?
Will we have machines that convert life into a resource in the future?