Sentience of Companies and their Ownership/Trade Rights

Should we allow companies to be owned, when they are sentient supra-organisms, based on subtle human-to-human relationships?

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If you think of companies as a higher form of life (social supra-organisms), you may end up thinking that it's unethical to own and trade them, like it is unethical to own and trade human slaves.

So, should we outlaw company ownership -- and let shares represent something different: from the rights to revenues to the uniqueness of particular human relationships within the value systems of each organization?

What would be the ethical implications of companies being sentient social supra-organisms to the rights of their ownership?


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This reminds me of my MRSGREN idea on github.

https://github.com/samsquire/ideas3#35-mrsgren

Then the company can truly be a lifeform. As it sees, it hears and it talks.


I see. Sometimes, we have ideas of such significance, that they seem to connect to many ideas of others, and we start to think of each others' ideas as ours. I wonder, what's the limiting case of inventive cross-pollination?


//shares represent something different: from the rights to revenues to the uniqueness of particular human relationships //

Cool, so let's explore - what would shares represent?