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Don't Worry About the Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

Road deaths create an incentive to care that is woefully lacking elsewhere.
No worries.

No worries.

Photographer: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Self-driving cars keep killing people. Just in the past few weeks, one crashed into a highway barrier and another ran over a pedestrian. This will inevitably lead to much hand-wringing about the ethics of the algorithms that drive autonomous vehicles.

Yet tragic as such accidents might be, I have a hard time caring. I don’t even see the issue as a priority.