"you can never own a smart device like a plunger"
Says this article about the shift in our concept of ownership. It's a bit messy, more like someone thinking out loud, connecting a few dots. But it's a neglected discussion so worth a read.
"What if someone hacked their car to get ahead of other cars by manipulating their logic? Would people be allowed to make those changes to their car? What constitutes hacking and what constitutes a permissible manipulation of software?"
reminds me of discussions around cyborg rights, like: Why am I not allowed to hack my hearing implants so I can hear like a bat? Why can't I make my eye implants work like Geordi's cybernetic eyes? Though the visor was far cooler anyways. I digress. I stop.