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Would You Pull the Trolley Switch? Does it Matter?

Would You Pull the Trolley Switch? Does it Matter? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The lifespan of a thought experiment
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Re-invented for engineers building an autonomous vehicle, the question still remains, do we do the least harm or follow the rules. What would you do, pull the switch and kill one person or allow things to move forward but kill five? 

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The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two?

The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

Your robot, the one you paid good money for, has chosen to kill you. Better that, its collision-response algorithms decided, than a high-speed, head-on collision with a smaller, non-robotic compact. There were two people in that car, to your one. The math couldn’t be simpler.

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What are the ethics of robots? What ethical issues do the builders of robots have to consider. This article is a great starting point for that discussion.

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Church of England demand God’s right to prolong suffering | NewsBiscuit

Church of England demand God’s right to prolong suffering | NewsBiscuit | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has spoken out on behalf of the increasingly impotent God, on a difficult issue that has arisen from His regretful decision to give mankind free will, rather than just His own perfect will. Fortunately for God, the Archbishop Welby has the kind of power and influence over the affairs of man that He could only dream of, as well as having a very fancy outfit with lots of gold bits, a massive hat and a crooked stick which shows just what a terrifically wise man he really is.
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Those who, in the name of God, refuse the dying the right to end their suffering, represent a religious view that God does not want man to gain mastery over his world. For my part, that such mastery and understanding is the task that God has given us.

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