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ethics, technology

Some of the ethical dilemmas that programmers of self-driving cars face.

When faced with driving dilemmas, people show a high willingness to sacrifice themselves for others, make decisions based on the victim’s age and swerve onto sidewalks to minimize the number of lives lost, reveals new research published in open-access journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. This is at odds with ethical guidelines in these circumstances, which often dictate that no life should be valued over another. This research hopes to initiate discussions about the way self-driving vehicles should be programmed to deal with situations that endanger human life.

Read Article:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180503142637.htm

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Easter, Uncategorized

An Amazing Easter Egg Hunt in Bellingham, Washington

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legal career, Uncategorized

Notary publics have been around since the Roman Empire. Read the fascinating history of this important profession.

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“Notaries Public (also called “notaries” or “public notaries”) hold an office which can trace its origins back to ancient Rome, when they were called “scribae”, “tabellius” or “notarius”.

“They are easily the oldest continuing branch of the legal profession, and exist and are known all over the world.”

Read Entire Article:  http://notarywise.com/notary-history.htm

 

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This robot made of algae can swim through your body—thanks to magnets

For decades, engineers have been trying to build medical robots that can deliver drugs or do surgery inside the human body—a somewhat less fantastic version of the 1966 sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage. Now, scientists have manipulated spirulina, a microscopic plant and food supplement, to travel through people in response to magnetic signals. The biohybrid robot could one day carry drugs to specific parts of the body, minimizing side effects. What’s more, the robot—and its magnetic coat—appear to kill cancer cells.

Read Article:  http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/11/robot-made-algae-can-swim-through-your-body-thanks-magnets

CIA, Uncategorized

The touching tale of Lulu, the CIA bomb school dropout.

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WASHINGTON — Let’s just get this out of the way: There are other matters of consequence going on in the world.

But in these fractious times, a series of puppy photos sent by none other than the fun-loving scamps at the Central Intelligence Agency qualifies as a feel-good, stick-it-to-the-man moment, shared by thousands of people who are marooned in office jobs. Meet Lulu, the black Labrador retriever and free spirit who bucked expectations and flunked out of the C.I.A.’s explosive detection “puppy class.”

Read Article:  https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/us/politics/cia-lulu-bomb-dog.html?referer=http://qwiket.com/context/channel/usleft/topic/lulu-the-dog-did-not-want-to-join-the-cia-and-thats-totally-fine