Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are horrified to see another high school shooting, this time in Maryland, but they are gratified to see the school resource officer intervened quickly to neutralize the shooter.  They also react to the news of a driverless vehicle killing a pedestrian in Arizona and explain why humans behind the wheel will always make more sense than a computer.  And they pop the popcorn as “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon mounts a liberal primary challenge to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    Oh, so that’s who she is and why people are making a big deal. Whatever.

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  2. milkchaser Member
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    Re: autonomous vehicles:
    How many people were killed by people-driven cars that same day? On average, over 100 people die in auto accidents every day. Around 15 pedestrians are among them.

    Every day in America.

    Over time, autonomous vehicles will be shown to be safer (far safer) than unassisted drivers. Failure drives technology. Engineers learn from failure. Injuries and deaths are lamentable, but failure has made cars much safer than 50 or 60 years ago. It will make automated cars safer, too.

    And the proof will be the lower cost of insuring autonomous cars, because actuaries count costs without politics or emotion.

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  3. Arahant Member
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    milkchaser (View Comment):
    It will make automated cars safer, too.

    Except for the hacking by terrorists part.

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  4. J Ro Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    milkchaser (View Comment):
    It will make automated cars safer, too.

    Except for the hacking by terrorists part.

    After the techies have perfected automation of the luggage train on that short journey from the terminal to the parked airplane in the extremely controlled space of an airport, I might seriously consider taking an automated motor vehicle ride across town on chaotic streets and highways to the airport.

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