[ExI] Why Tesla Can Program Its Cars to Break Road Safety Laws

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 20:24:08 UTC 2022

On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 10:32 AM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> ### Another hatepiece on Tesla. If a human may choose to ignore a law on
> his own, then he must be able to choose to ignore a law when using a robot.
> It's obvious.
> Rafal
> Maybe we should make cars that are not able to break laws.  In 1969 I
> drove 120 miles per hour on back roads to get my wife to the hospital.  She
> delivered 90 minutes later.  In retrospect it would have been far safer for
> me to have delivered the baby on the roadside than drive so fast.  It would
> have been very frustrating to have to obey the speed limit, I admit.  We
> have catered to our need for speed and what has it gotten us?  Tens of
> thousands of deaths per year extra?  Paradoxically, alcohol makes one feel
> that one is a great driver.
> Maybe we should let people who want to race, race at racing tracks.

### Speed laws in the US are evil. This is not surprising, since the intent
behind their creation, the desire to extract ticket money from regular
folks, is evil.

Evil laws should be broken by good people and good robots.

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