[LMB] OT: Cars, independence, and haut bubbles

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Fri Sep 3 10:19:48 BST 2021



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On Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at 1:21 AM, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 02, 2021 at 06:57:58PM -0400, Elizabeth Holden wrote:
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> > > > On Sep 2, 2021, at 9:47 AM, Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
> > > >
> > > > wrote:
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> > > How about a train or a bus? They do that, and they take more passengers.
> >
> > > Point is, the tech exists to be used. Using it or not is a social
> > >
> > > choice.
> >
> > In most cases, it isn't an individual choice, but a collective choice - how
>
> That's exactly what I meant by "is a social choice".

I would call it a 'political choice'.

The discussion about who would be responsible for the accidents of driverless cars is also interesting.
Since you cannot hold a machine responsible, is it the human how made the choice of applying it? The manufacturer? The authorities who allowed it?
T




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