Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ethical

I think if the car was to hit a SUV or a Mini Cooper, I would rather hit the SUV. I would hit it because there would less damage and less injuries. A SUV is big and sturdy, and could take a big hit without injuring many of its passengers. However, the Mini Cooper would get demolished. It has good outcomes since there are less deaths from the accident, since the Mini Cooper's passengers would probably die.  It also follows the principles since it minimizes harm, benefits others, and respects the lives of the passengers in both cars.

In the second situation, I would rather hit the motorcyclist with a helmet instead of the motorcyclist without a helmet. The motorcyclist with a helmet to help him survive the hit. It has good principles because it minimizes harm to all people since the motorcyclist has a helmet while the other one doesn't, and it benefits the other motorcyclist without a helmet since he would get charged for not wearing a helmet, and it respects him since he needs his money and he shouldn't be charged for that after getting hit by a car that could be prevented by the car hitting the motorcyclist with a helmet. He could also get severe head injuries unlike the other motorcyclist. The outcomes also outweigh the bad outcomes since the injuries to the motorcyclist with the helmet aren't as bad than the ones to the motorcyclist with the helmet.

I think it isn't good to use a random number generator to make decisions. They should be inputted beforehand. For example, it may choose to crash into the Mini Cooper in seconds rather than the SUV. It could kill the people in the Mini Cooper and not the SUV. The car's decisions should be inputted by hand and preference beforehand. For example, if you would rather hit the SUV over the Mini Cooper, you should input it to hit the SUV if you ever came to that moment. You should input a list of what you would want to happen in all these decisions if they ever happened, like what car you would rather hit first, then the next, etc. based on principles to minimize harm to everyone and it benefits other people who don't get hit. Outcomes also play a big role in this because the good outcomes outweigh the bad outcomes, since less people are hurt/killed if you can choose what car you would rather hit based on safety.

The driver should be responsible for any outcomes. The person allows the car to drive itself and they should be aware of their surroundings. The person should stop the car when they see an accident occurring. The car should also warn the driver about possible crashes coming up. If the person stops the car, or turns, or does an act to stop it, it would lead to good outcomes, and no trouble. If the person doesn't do anything to the car, and the car crashes, that person should be held responsible since they didn't do anything to try to prevent the car from crashing. The outcomes are good because the person could live with this his entire life, and people would get mad if he didn't get in trouble from this since he assisted in the killing of a person.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Passion Project #3

I have been continuing on my passion project. I will work on pictures and I will describe how cats and dogs have unique traits over the next few weeks. I think I have done a pretty good job on the project over the past few weeks I have worked on this. I have added in more detailed information, and a few more ideas. Some ideas include why some animals have specific traits unique to that pet. I see that I have worked a lot, but I don't see any pattern in the way I have worked. I think I can apply some of this information in the future so I can eventually fully understand why people have pets, why some pets do what they do, and I could be able to teach somebody about pets. It is important because it can help people understand a lot about pets, and how they can make a person adopt them by their cuteness. I did a lot over the past few weeks since my last update and I hope it can continue until I need to present my project.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Passion Project Update #2

Currently, I'm still working on my Passion Project. I have not accomplished a whole lot between the last update and right now, with a half day last week. I have put in pictures for some slides for my project for the entire presentation. I have not run into any obstacles yet with my project. It will still take a lot of time for me to finish the project. I think I am not done with adding in pictures, but I will be soon. I don't think I've done very well, but I think I have done good. Over the next two weeks for the project I will probably finish adding in pictures and add in some information I will research.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Passion Project Reflection #1

My Passion Project is going well over the first two class periods I have worked on it. I have worked on little parts of my project from the beginning to end. I mostly worked on parts that don't require research, as well as working on some topics I'll be discussing on some slides.