Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity’s future. Today, we’re trying to find the latest consensus on law and ethics of self-driving cars hitting pedestrians.
Finish him! Every gamer knows when that Mortal Kombat voice reigns down, something truly horrific is about to happen to your dazed opponent. We’re talking about fatalities. We’re talking about seeing a character’s skeleton or ripping someone’s heart out or punching their head off or turning them into blood goo or…
The NHTSA released the alarming traffic fatality figures for the first nine months of 2015, and it wasn’t good—traffic fatalities increased over 2014's figures by 9.3 percent. Why did it shoot up so fast?
A baseball fan died after falling 65-feet from a concourse at the Braves' Turner Field stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Another one died when he fell from a stairwell in the same stadium in 2008. And a student was killed in another fall at the Georgia Dome in 2012. There was a common element in these two cases, though.