Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Crazy Social Solution To A Social Dilema

A Crazy Social Solution To A Social Dilema

So I came upon this on Slashdot this morning. (I know, I know, but somehow I still do.)

The Moral Dilemma of Driverless Cars: Save The Driver or Save The Crowd?


"Most people want to live in in a world where cars will minimize casualties," says Iyad Rahwan. "But everybody wants their own car to protect them at all costs." The result is what the researchers call a "social dilemma,"

How about a button where every time you get in your car, you have to choose what you want the car to do?

1. Minimize casualties.
2. Protect me at all costs.

You can also change your mind at any point during the ride/trip.

These decisions are then posted to all of your social media.

Multiple people in the car? Majority rules.

Crazy, I know. How do you think it would play out. How would it be gamed and how could those games be counteracted?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Money Money

Money Money

So, I have been meaning to do this for a while now.

This is the result of some quick research at this point, not extensive research. I invite comments to help this make more sense. I invite suggestions as to how to add to this information to make it better.

Here we go:

Highest-Paid Bosses
The CEOs of America's 500 biggest companies got a collective pay raise of 16% last year earning total compensation of $5.2 billion. That's an average $10.5 million


Very Top:

John Hammergren of McKesson $131.2 Million Total Compensation

The World's Highest-Paid Athletes (Top 100) Fudged a bit. Please check figures. (Millions)

Pay Salary/Winnings Endorsements
32.2 24.0 8.2


Very Top:

Floyd Mayweather (Millions)
Pay Salary/Winnings Endorsements
300 285 15

World's Top Paid Actors


Very Top: Millions Millions
Actor Year Salary Total Income
Keanu Reeves 2003 30 156

I could not find a similar table for actresses.

World’s Top 20 Highest Paid Political Leaders


Very Top:                                    Millions
Leader Country                                   Salary
Lee Hsien Loong    Prime Minister of Singapore    1.7

Any ideas on other professions? Links if you know them please.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sea Level Rise


is the sea level rising or is the land level sinking?

Short and sweet.

How exactly is this determined?