The Ethics of Driverless Cars


Would you buy a car that would drive you off a cliff, to your death, in order to save the lives of several pedestrians your car would otherwise run over? The world of driverless cars will likely soon be upon us, and with them a number of questions like that and scenarios that make something like this seem simple. Aeon Magazine has a new article from Tom Chatfield on the subject, while Patrick Lin (Cal Poly) discusses it in an article in Wired and a pair of pieces for The Atlantic

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