That's not the only possible situation either. As Patrick Lin asks in Wired, when faced with a choice of hitting one of two cars or people, what criteria should a driverless car use to pick its target? The future holds a whole bunch of complicated robo-ethics questions we're going to have to hammer out eventually, but in the meantime let's start with one: … [Read more...] about Should Your Driverless Car Kill You to Save Two Other People?
Driverless cars should be shared and utilized to compliment public transportation to reduce congestion and vehicle miles. Encouraging shared and pooled use of automated vehicles, and minimizing zero-passenger miles (known as dead-heading) can be accomplished with incentive policies like price signaling (charging riders and companies more for single and zero passenger rides, and providing discounts to riders who opt to share). To ensure that automated vehicles can be used by underserved groups, services should be deployed and incentivized in areas that are underserved by transit and other non-vehicle infrastructure. These services should complement transit in these areas using incentives to encourage service to transit hubs, and requiring integrated payment options (one app to buy the whole trip) for customers. With proper planning, these types of policies will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase access to goods and services, improve transportation equity, and save taxpayer … [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”
In creating A Mother’s Rite, McQueen and Chéri researched the experiences of many of the women now dubbed the “Mothers of the Movement,” including Sybrina Fulton (mother of Trayvon Martin) and Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner)—both of whom they attempted to interview. The resulting ballet is a composite of various stories of the experiences of bereaved mothers, but also found inspiration in a much earlier source. As McQueen told us: … [Read more...] about Dancing Through the Pain: ‘A Mother’s Rite’ Moves Us Through a Parent’s Worst Nightmare
Twenty-three governors—including the governors of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, which all went for Trump in 2016—issued a statement Tuesday saying that they wanted stricter fuel efficiency standards going forward, per Bloomberg. Currently, rules implemented by the Obama administration would see fleet average standards rise to 46.7 mpg for automakers by 2026; the Trump administration wants it to freeze at 37 mpg after 2020. … [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