I can’t help but wonder what it is that he wanted to say to me. Was it “goodbye”? Did he know the end was near? How could he possibly know? He had just come back from the hospital, after recovering, right? Or did he have a secret he wanted to share with me? Something only I was supposed to know. Something for which he battled his fatigue and pain. Now no one would know. He took the secret to his grave.
If something goes wrong, someone has to take the blame. That is how the world works (or has worked until now). However, liability is going to be a major challenge with driverless cars. Someone will have to take the blame. It can’t be the car company unless it was a faulty car, it can’t be the driver (there isn’t one) and it certainly can’t be the coders at Google.