The Trolley Problem (video)

A neat, short, animated video explaining the trolley problem in the context of autonomous vehicles and military drones.

A thought experiment in ethics. Vid for TED Ed

Eoin Duffy

Eleanor Nelsen

David Kamp –

Eoin Duffy
Tyler Morgan
Super Dasil
Hovsepyan Karen
Cooper Custom
Pranavjit Virdi

Addison Anderson

Gerta Xhelo

Jessica Ruby is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

, ,

One Response to The Trolley Problem (video)

  1. Ron January 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    How about the angry mob problem? If an angry mob approaches your car with intent to harm, should you be able to force your autonomous car to run over and possibly kill people to get out of harms way? Would you think the same if it was a criminal in the car and police officers approaching?

Note on Comments welcomes opinions from many perspectives. Please refrain from attacking or disparaging others in your comments. sees debate as a learning opportunity. Please share your perspective in a respectful manner. View our full comment policy to learn more.

Thanks for commenting on!