A recent study detailed some rather perplexing problems for autonomous car manufacturers. When polled, people wanted the self-driving car’s programming to minimize casualties during a crash — even if it meant killing the passengers inside the car. But here’s the rub, although this is how they claimed they wanted the car to be programmed, they also didn’t want to ride in it if it were. People are weird. It all goes back to an Ethics 101 exercise known as ‘The Trolley Problem.’ The Trolley Problem asks what you’d do if a runaway train was on a track and about to mow down five…

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