A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, the robotic vehicle steers right. Brakes engage, the system tries to correct itself, but there's too much momentum. Like a cornball stunt in a bad action movie, you are over the cliff, in free fall. … [Read more...] about Should Your Driverless Car Kill You to Save Two Other People?
Unfortunately, waiting to react is exactly the official policy that the Trump Administration has outlined in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) a document called Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0). The DOT agency tasked with vehicle safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), released a policy document titled AV 2.0 in 2016 outlining preliminary guidelines for autonomous vehicle manufacturers under the Obama Administration. In September 2017, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released AV 3.0, which removed many of the restrictions for testing that AV 2.0 implemented. This follows the Trump administration protocol of undoing everything the Obama administration started. Fittingly NHTSA is also leading the effort to undo fuel efficiency standards implemented under the Obama administration, despite pushback from automakers and the general public. … [Read more...] about Uber and Lyft Induced Congestion Give a Preview of Driverless Car Hell
"Nightmares"A Nightmare On Elm Street, but ends up going far deeper than expected. And yet it was still a mild disappointment to me, for reasons I'll get to shortly.slackness to this episode that keeps it from entering the pantheon.specificity of the nightmares in this episode that makes it so powerful. In one of the scenarios, The Master riffs on Disney by chirping "a dream is a wish your heart makes," and that line isn't just a joke. It's possible that Willow craves attention as much as she fears it, and that Xander really likes looking exposed and vulnerable in front of the whole school, and that Buffy would rather her parents and friends see her as a bad seed instead of a troubled savior.Nightmare On Elm Street concept from its very first scene, in which Buffy is awakened from a bad dream by her mom, who tells her it's time for school. But as we know from the first nine episodes of this series, school in Sunnydale offers no respite from nightmares. From catty popular girls to … [Read more...] about Buffy The Vampire Slayer: “Nightmares” / “Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight” / “Prophecy Girl”
I think the biggest thing for Angelica and I has been sensitivity; wanting to authentically portray the story but also be sensitive to the mother’s experiences, because these are real experiences that people are going through. So I think we’ve had to both dig from our own personal experiences of loss and grief to be able to bring that to life in a respectful way. ... How can I make this tangible and something that’s meaningful to the black community—my community? … [Read more...] about Dancing Through the Pain: ‘A Mother’s Rite’ Moves Us Through a Parent’s Worst Nightmare
Which is terrible news for carmakers since, as the news agency reports, any legal battle could “could leave automakers in limbo about future emissions and fuel-efficiency requirements.” That would make product planning a horror show and cut into profits, among other things, though, as The New York Times reported in June, this has been a bit of an automaker self-own. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Proposed Rollback of Fuel Efficiency Standards Remains a Total Nightmare for Automakers
Price says that “patients and doctors should be in control of health care,” claiming that under the ACA “people have coverage, but they don’t have care.” The Congressman’s primary gripe with the ACA is that he thinks it interferes with the doctor-patient relationship. The trouble is that if patients can’t afford healthcare, there is no relationship to interfere with. As a former doctor, it appears that Price’s concerns lie more with the medical practitioners and ensuring their security than with the patients themselves. With Price now at the helm, it’s not clear if Ryan’s plan will be submitted as is, or if Price will now commit to an overhaul of the PCA. Given Trump’s backtracking after the election, it’s not even clear if the ACA will be dismantled as promised, or simply reformed. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Pick for Health Secretary Is Total Nightmare Fuel