A group at MIT built an app called the Moral Machine, “a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving cars”. They want to see how humans solve trolley problem scenarios. See how you would decide.
The Economic ‘Recovery’ Feels Weak Because the Great Recession Hasn’t Really Ended.
Deutsche Bank still hasn’t reached a settlement with the United States. May have to sell stock at fire-sale prices.
Tyler Tynes of SB*Nation takes us On the ground with black protesters in Michael Jordan and Cam Newton’s city in “96 Hours in Charlotte.”
Even the WSJ is forced to acknowledge the facts, on occasion: “Over 94 Million Americans Are Outside the Labor Force and That’s Almost Certain to Rise.”
Scott Sumner focuses on Millennials, but they’re far from the only ones embracing a non-materialistic worldview. (see: Unkawillbur and “100 things.”)
It’s a recurring theme, and an unsurprising one for those paying attention: “Whatever you thought, it’s worse.”
In “Sixth Mass Extinction” news: The SF Bay ecosystem is collapsing, as rivers are being diverted.
A federal appeals court has re-instated lawyer Elliott Schuchardt’s lawsuit against against President Barack Obama, alleging that the “prism” program illegally compromised a number of his email and social media accounts.
Finally, thank’s to the work of scientists, you can walk around in a house from the Roman city of Pompeii: “By combining traditional archaeology with 3D technology, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have managed to reconstruct a house in Pompeii to its original state before the volcano eruption of Mount Vesuvius thousands of years ago. Unique video material has now been produced, showing their creation of a 3D model of an entire block of houses. ”