I Can’t Do That, Dave

There’s an item in the Independent today announcing that “Self-driving cars may have to be programmed to kill you“.

As is so often the case, dear Readers, you heard it here first.

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3 Comments

  1. Whitewall says

    Whew! Good thing I always keep a nice new pickup truck instead of a car. No mention was made of driverless pickups. We as a subset of drivers should be left alone to run over whom we need to.

    Posted June 17, 2015 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  2. Troy says

    Hmmm. I wonder how Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics would handle the scenario presented.

    Posted June 17, 2015 at 11:48 am | Permalink
  3. JK says

    So long as Microsoft doesn’t get into the driverless car bidness and set the OS to permanently enable automatic Windows Update, we should be alright.

    Posted June 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm | Permalink