. Driverless technology becomes workable when it is better than the average human driver.
The bar has always been set higher than individual responsibility because of liability lawsuits. Traditionally, if someone besides the 'victim' can be even remotely blamed, they will be held jointly responsible. This means that a vehicle that is faulty less often than a human driver will still be subject to numerous lawsuits unless they can prove the catastrophic failure was due completely to the abuse of the system by the driver. The system must either be near-perfect, or have enough failsafes built in that the car cannot be blamed for failures.
When a government says you can't publish because "someone might use it for bad things" that means you can't publish anything at all. It doesn't matter. A design for a new kind of architectural brick cannot be published because someone might make one and bash someone's head in.
This is different. You're talking about not just harming one or two people, you're talking about working with a virus that could possibly kill 1/10th of the world's population. From an excessive point of view: If someone developed a way to make a nuclear bomb out of superglue and rubber bands, you think they should publish that, too? The results: -No more superglue and rubber bands. and/or -A whole lot of nuclear weapons. Those are the two options.
Unfortunately wages today are so low that for most people having only one parent work is just impossible
Is it the low wages? Or is it the fact that people want to spend $600 on a new toy, and have all the great $10+ a month services like Netflix and Hulu, and all the 'necessary' apps, and they feel it is necessary to take vacations that invariably cost $4000+
I think we expect too much from our meager wage. You want to abandon children to daycare so you can have these things. Fine. Just don't blame it on the 'lousy no-good wages'.
I earn $30,000 a year and support my wife and daughter just fine. We have to cut back and set a budget, but we still save, we still give to charity, and we still go on vacation. But I have accepted that I can't afford the new toys regularly, that I have to be careful about what I buy, how often we eat out. It's a self-inflicted reduction of freedom, but I choose that so my daughter can have a parent at home with her to teach her. Instead of plugging her in to a babysitter.
Are you sure? There were no Albert Einsteins back then.
No, but there was Leonardo DaVinci, and other great innovators.