On the topic of driverless cars, a debate emerged regarding a car which would, in an unavoidable one set of people die or another set of people die scenario, will opt for the least net loss in human life, including the possibility of killing the cars occupant. One side argues that the car would be a huge success as, other than in finitely many scenarios, the car would be less likely to be involved in accidents involving human injury. The other side posits that the car would not sell well at all as the existence of a pre-programmed scenario in which... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7811120 The specific instance was "you're in the car alone when two people walk into the road. Without adequate stopping distance and being unable to maneuver out of the path of the pedestrians without killing the driver, the car chooses to ram itself into a wall, killing the driver, to ensure the least net loss of human life."
Basically, high school level "deep" philosophy. I'm ashamed to be part of the debate at this point but I'll be damned if I'm backing down now.
>>7811109 Since it is really hard for a robot vehicle to differentiate people from say a concrete wall, a bunch of realistic statues, or debris that has fallen on the road, the vehicle should take a course of action which will minimize damage to itself and it's occupant.
Because my teacher makes us do ridiculous 10 minute quizzes (around 5-8 problems each) which stresses me the fug out that I start sweating rivers of water enough to hydrate Africa.
I either end up doing simple mistakes like add fractions wrong and I would have to re-do the damn thing (which wastes a lot of time) where then I don't have enough time to double check.
I have a pathetic and sad excuse grade in this class (C-) although I understand the material extremely well but I work at a slower pace because at a fast pace I make lots of mistakes and go full... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7811074 Do the questions, you are most confident in first, and then do the questions you aren't so confident with.
Yeah, I get what you mean. I really don't like it when the questions are asked differently, but then this is where you need to be intuitive with your mathematical skill versus straightout solving the question...
>>7811074 >although I understand the material extremely well but I work at a slower pace because at a fast pace I make lots of mistakes You're lying to yourself. Probably.
Tests don't have tricky problems that require a lot of deep slow thought to solve. If you can't do the mechanical shit on a test very fast and without errors, you need more practice. You might have a shaky grasp of it that lets you muddle through a problem in 3x as long as it should take you. That's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Why the fuck is there so much "prestige" associated with Med students? >I study Physics in a top 10 university >"Meh" Vs "I'm a Med student in "what the fuck?" University >Wow you're going to be a doctor? I know M.D. Programmes are not easy but come on.
>>7811028 Nobody has any kind of understanding of what a doctor of physics does. And a lot of them who do simply do not see it as important as what doctors do. On the other hand, everyone has seen a doctor. Everyone has seen how one of them 'saved' their lives or maybe someone else they know.
IIRC, this is exactly how those tower air purifiers work (ionic breeze I think?) But I'd imagine the actual effectiveness is pretty low, and they are more pretty decorations for people who like to brag to all of their friends about how down to earth and educated they are
The past half century has along with the steep decline in biodiversity in wild species also been accompanied by an incredibly rapid and often crassly intentional destruction of traditional livestock breeds and their associated cultures and adaptations. The question I ask is do traditional genetically diverse livestock varieties have a place, or are they set to be replaced by intensively bred genetically uniform breeds? Do you even care?
How do people believe in stuff like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WPBDte2AfY If you want a good laugh watch his videos, but how do you explain his dedication to being contrarian? is it just anti-authority? explain. pic unrelated
can /sci/ help me understand magnetism? I'm stuck on a particular concept
As an electric charge moves through an electric field it becomes subject to the Lorentz Force. Why? Is the particle gaining some kind of magnetic charge as it moves? If so, does the fact that the particle is moving perpendicular to the magnetic field mean that its charge is an imaginary number?
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