All posts by Tamara Kelly

A Podcast: Self Driving cars and Ethics

Tamara Kelly

Contextual essay

When I first looked into exploring self driving cars, I was fascinated with how they worked and surprised at how frequent they are becoming in testing and actually being used on our roads. It is not a simple technology, there is so many man hours in creating them and putting them together and the work is quite complex. My original questions thought about laws that would have to keep up with them, what would the consequences would be if there was a system error and who gets what justice for accidents or crashes. I looked into the history of the topic, and found that the idea isn’t new and has been around for a long time, like the Houdina Radio Control Company’s first public demonstration of a driverless car back in 1925. We now have much more intricate systems but it was a nice start. Looking beyond the…

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And we are Live Tweeting!

Tamara Kelly

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So live-tweeting where do I begin…

When I first learnt we were going to be live tweeting I was low-key dreading it. When I watch certain television shows I do see people live tweeting using the shows particular hash tag, all following along and tweeting away. I however, never use Twitter and I’m not much of an ‘opinion based’ social media poster unless if it’s just for a bit of banter, so it was a bit of a strange concept to me.

Going way back to week 1 watching ‘Ghost in the Shell’ 1995 film, I was trying to find interesting facts about the movie as well as commenting on the film itself and what was happening as I was watching. I knew I had to get at least 10 tweets. Looking at those first weeks tweets, there wasn’t much interaction with the rest of the class…

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The ethics of self reliant technology

Tamara Kelly

Specifically self driving cars…

Today, technology is involved in almost every aspect of our lives including our social lives, our jobs, fashion, even food and this involvement only keeps increasing. We are so captivated by technology and what we can achieve with it that there is no slowing down.

There has always been a futuristic and ambitious idea of autonomous vehicles. All the way back in 1925 a company called Houdina Radio Control Company even experimented with driverless cars by demonstrating to the public a car that was seemingly driving by itself. Even though it was being controlled by remote from someone in the car behind it, it was a step forward into this revolutionary technology. Cut to the present and driverless cars are closer to becoming mainstream on our roads. Companies like Uber and Google are already utilising this technology and transforming this idea. Uber created its Advanced Technology…

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