Reply to post: Re: Will your car kill you to save another?

Robot cars to hit Blighty in 2015

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Re: Will your car kill you to save another?

"http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/zero-moment/mathematics-murder-should-robot-sacrifice-your-life-save-two

Now do you still fancy the idea?"

Possibly, yes.

Take the scenario given where you can go over a cliff and definately die, or crash into a car containing more people and possibly die or kill them.

However much I might like to think I'd go over the cliff were I on my own, if my children are in the car, I'm not going over the cliff even if I have to knock a bus full of other peoples children over it instead. No parent is going to choose to kill their child.

So effectively you already have pretty close to the exact reversal of the situation described in that people will do whatever gives them the best chance to survive, even if that means killing you & yours. It's just human nature.

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