Your Old Books: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Nov 8, 2017
  • 24:08 mins

Guest: Travis Patten, Store Manager of Pioneer Book The first thing Julie Rose felt a powerful urge to collect as a youngster was books. First library books that she could line up and admire on her shelf, if only for a week. Her father was a book collector—a trait she inherited. It took a couple of cross-country moves and the advent of e-books to break free of the habit.  If you – or someone you love – would like to see the load on your bookshelves lightened just a bit, it’s time to make friends with your local used bookseller. You could turn those books you haven’t read in ages into cash or a new reading experience.

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How Self-Driving Cars Could Prevent Terror Attacks

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Guest: Jeremy Straub, PhD, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University In the last 18 months, terrorists pledging allegiance to ISIS have made trucks their preferred weapons. More than 100 people around the world have been killed in nearly a dozen such attacks, including eight fatalities in New York last week. When someone uses a gun to kill lots of people, we immediately start debating gun control. Debating “vehicle control” after a terror attack seems preposterous, but what if the focus weren’t on controlling who can drive one? What if we focus on technology that would let the vehicle take control away from the driver who tries to steer the truck into a crowd of people?  The technology to do that already exists. The question is, do we really want our vehicles to be able to override us?

Guest: Jeremy Straub, PhD, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University In the last 18 months, terrorists pledging allegiance to ISIS have made trucks their preferred weapons. More than 100 people around the world have been killed in nearly a dozen such attacks, including eight fatalities in New York last week. When someone uses a gun to kill lots of people, we immediately start debating gun control. Debating “vehicle control” after a terror attack seems preposterous, but what if the focus weren’t on controlling who can drive one? What if we focus on technology that would let the vehicle take control away from the driver who tries to steer the truck into a crowd of people?  The technology to do that already exists. The question is, do we really want our vehicles to be able to override us?