What were the biggest epidemics in history? Learn all about disease in this episode. Yes, we do talk about zombies. We couldn’t help ourselves, it was almost Halloween. Episode notes:  Most destructive diseases in history Contagion Social contagion The spread of ideas Should you vaccinate your child? Travel and disease The Anthrax story Disease in […]

Can driverless cars make moral decisions? In this episode we discuss the future of autonomous vehicles. Episode notes:  MIT’s Moral Machine test Who would you save? Fate and interference, guilt Kant’s autonomous morality Utilitarianism Patience with people vs. machines MBTA and Amtrak stories Consumer comfort with driverless cars Blame in autonomous vehicle accidents The future […]