Sunday, December 04, 2005

Free Will vs. Determinism Taken For A Test Drive

Canada begins to answer the age-old Philosophical question: Do we have free will?

From CNN:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Canadian auto regulators are testing a system that would enforce speed limits by making it harder to push down the car's gas pedal once the speed limit is passed, according to a newspaper report.

The system being tested by Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Transportation, uses a global positioning satellite device installed in the car to monitor the car's speed and position. If the car begins to significantly exceed the speed limit for the road on which it's travelling the system responds by making it harder to depress the gas pedal, according to a story posted on the Toronto Globe and Mail's Website.

5 Comments:

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

"significantly"

In context what does this word mean and who gets to define it?

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

The government, silly. Or, alternatively, some high-priced private contractor.

Lord knows, we can't be trusted. Not one bit.

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Well I know you can't.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Awww...Come on. You're hurting my feelings.

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Well you can be trusted to be smart adn "fair and balnced" but that's all.

 

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