Episode 3.13 Inevitable? (Live at NC State)

Self-driving cars, the limits of technology, and the tension between the personal and the communal.

Talking about self-driving cars and the tensions between public safety and personal responsibility, and between technological possibility and cultural norms.


  • Stephen meant “Black Beauty” rather than “Black Betsy”.
  • Mat Honan’s piece we referred to was on BuzzFeed, not Wired.

Before You Go

JetBrains gets subscription pricing right!

  1. Original post: “Introducing JetBrains Toolbox, easier access to your coding tools, more control and flexibility, and a lower entry price”
  2. Follow-up: “We are listening”
  3. Announcement of updated model: “Final update on the JetBrains Toolbox announcement”



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  • Jeremy W. Sherman
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