Hi! I'm so excited to be posting my first post! Since I am new to all this, any advice is appreciated. Thanks
I had a lot of ideas for my inquiry question, and I just couldn't pick one. Finally, I decided to go with something more science related. I chose to research self driving cars, particularly the ethical dilemmas that they cause.
Replacing regular cars with self driving cars seems like a thing of the future, but it's a lot closer than it seems. Many people are embracing the change, but there are many potential problems to self driving cars. It all comes down to this question: who is the car designed to protect? When a person is driving, in the event of an emergency, they can chose to protect themselves even if a pedestrian gets hurt, or protect the pedestrian even if they get hurt. When you are driving, you make the choice. Self driving cars come programed, so the choice is no longer the driver's. The car is programed to make a certain choice, though it might not be the right choice for every situation.
I want to look into this because I'm afraid that people are too excited about self driving cars and they are looking over the fact that there are still so many potential problems that they shouldn't overlook. It's important that people are aware of these issues before we start using these cars.
In my first round of research, I will be researching the problems surrounding self driving cars (particularly ethical problems) because I want to make sure that I am fully aware of all the problems before starting my second round.
In my second round of research, I will be looking at how self driving cars are programed and built in order to see how engineers are trying to solve the problems.
Lastly, in my third round of research, I will be looking at what are the pros of having self driving cars, because this will help me answer my big question: are self driving cars worth all the trouble?
I had some trouble finding sources for my second round of research, so if anyone comes across any websites I could use please let me know, it would be greatly appreciated. And as I mentioned before, any other comments are great too