Instead, dogs and cats are individuals. They’re our friends. Some of us even consider them family. They’ve come out of the wild and into our living rooms, an extraordinary evolutionary and sociological journey that now raises profound questions about what it means to be a person.
This doesn’t really seem to be the approach Google is taking. They are holding back a car that seems remarkably performant. They are openly paranoid about what happens when the first robotic car kills someone. This is a sadistic thought because human driving kills 34,000 people yearly and automated driving is the only way to dramatically lower that number.