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Get Tech the Hell Away From the Trolley Problem

Get Tech the Hell Away From the Trolley Problem

It starts out as a rant against tech dudes using the most mainstream philosophical thought experiment to figure out who autonomous cars should kill. However, the article goes on to make a broader, more interesting point: It’s an examination of how you cannot extrapolate from a simplistic, highly specific set of insights : «You’re not supposed to build out your entire moral philosophy from your answer to the Trolley Problem.»


Published in Weekly Filet #320, in October 2020.

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