I love this ultra-pragmatic passage:
“This invokes the “meta-trolley problem.” In this case, we see a life-saving technology like robocars made more difficult, and thus delayed, to solve a rare philosophical problem. That delay means more people die because the robocar technology which could have saved them was not yet available.”
Originally shared by Brad Templeton
The constant over-focus on “who should the robocar decide to kill?” questions has led me to conclude the best answer would be to create special panels at DMVs to rule on such questions in advance, and then use those panels to also deal with the exceptions that robocars need in order to do everyday driving.