Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Link roundup

1.  China's food problem.

2.  You now need a Google+ account to post Google Play reviews.

3.  This observation about computer-driven cars made me nauseous:

That moment will be significant not just because it will signal the end of one more human niche, but because it will signal the beginning of another: the era in which it will no longer be optional for machines to have ethical systems. Your car is speeding along a bridge at fifty miles per hour when errant school bus carrying forty innocent children crosses its path. Should your car swerve, possibly risking the life of its owner (you), in order to save the children, or keep going, putting all forty kids at risk? If the decision must be made in milliseconds, the computer will have to make the call. 

4.  There are a few more Darth Vader and Son (and Daughter) downloads at the official site.

5.  The Bioshock Infinite Columbia statue is available for preorder at the BBTS.