Obviously static objects have no intrinsic morality. I’m less sure about objects with agency, such as smartphones, driverless cars, and ICBMs. We imbue then with our values, and they act in accordance. That we were the ones instilling those values is irrelevant; the point is that they are independent agents of our moral intents.

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