Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Autonomous Cars

About autonomous cars, if one of them is swerving out of control,  would it be more logical to program for it to crash into an SUV or a Mini Cooper? Of course you would think SUV because it would be safer but, some would argue that it turns it into a targeting mechanism for anybody that owns an SUV. In my opinion though I would have to say that it would be better to still crash into the SUV. The SUV would be safer because it is harder to knock it off balance and minimal damage would be caused for the SUV. If the car were to crash into the mini cooper though I feel as though they would both keep skidding and end up causing more problems. So in turn I believe that an SUV would be safer.
      On to another dilemma now. Same situation, but instead 2 motorcyclists, and one has a helmet but the other doesn't. In my opinion I don't think it matters. If you are sitting on a motorcyclist and you get hit while going at a high enough speed, your chances of survival are minimal. So in my opinion is does not matter because of the facts of how low the chances of survival are. 
     Another topic is if instead of the car targeting a certain vehicle, if it should just randomly choose one,like a random number generator. In my opinion this is the right way to go. This is because in a real car crash then a human would never be able to analyze and think out the situation enough to decide what car to crash into. I would have to agree with this and say that the car should randomly crash into one. It makes it seem as though its not targeting one of them so that people don't feel like they are being targeted when they see an autonomous car.
     Lastly, is the driver liable for any damage done to other cars. I would have to say yes for this. Firstly, i would assume that since its autonomous, it would need more frequent maintenance checkups so that would mean that the car would most likely be in an accident because of not have a maintenance checkup. The problem most likely could have been stopped if there would have been an evaluation of the vehicle. So I would most likely say that the owner would be very liable for any damage that is caused. If there are no frequent checkups that are required, then I would say that the owner is no longer liable though. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Now time for a third update! So for the research portion of this I am completely done. I am just adding a bit more info here and there and expanding and explaining some more ideas that I have. I am also trying to add interactive ideas to the whole presentation. My goal as of right now though is to add a bit more interactive things for the whole class to participation in. As of right now though that is my only goal and I will most likely be able to complete it very soon. So thats basically it for now!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello! Time for another passion project update! So I was going pretty good on y passion project and then I couldn't find anything else on my source so I went for a long search for more good sources and I didn't find anything until the end of last Friday during class. So for the next few Fridays I hope that that I will be able to use this source for quite a bit. After I run out of info on this source though I plan on starting to make my presentation and piece it together. That's really all for now though!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

So recently, I had started a passion project that talks about strange and unknown drugs that are just as, if not more, dangerous than the common drugs. At this 2 week mark of my project, I have researched 7 different dangerous drugs that are very unknown to the public. SO far not really any obstacles have occurred but I still anticipate finding out about more drugs. So far everything is looking so good though. That's basically it for  now!!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In my Rogate class we have been doing passion projects. We have hit our halfway point and I am here to say my progress so far.
 So far I have gotten halfway done with my first topic. Just recently had I decided to add a second topic to it. Both have been very intriguing and interesting.
  I have had very few obstacles in my path other than the fact that it is the internet and has false information.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Recently we have been doing  20% projects in mt Gifted and Talented class. I have been told to say my difficulties and how far into the project I am.Here is a list of my progress, difficulties, and achievements.
      Progress: 95% done
      Difficulties:Copy and pasting the pictures
      Getting correct information
      Achievements:Finishing my power point first
      Having 30 slides and finishing before others who only had 10
      Learning alot

Things to come...........
      Quiz about the power point

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Grades? What are they? What is their purpose? Why do we need them?

          The purpose of grades is to inform society of how you are doing intellect wise. It sets a bar for you and your standards. If you can not reach that bar you will be punished in someway.

          I would rate the current grading system a 5 out of 10. Unlike standards-based grading, it does not tell you any areas to improve on. It just tells you what grade you had gotten for that class. Standards-based grading does not tell you your grade but, it tells you how much you understand that concept. It rates it from a scale of 1-4 for proficiency.
            I think the accuracy of knowledge is not very good for traditional grading. Before the extra credit, the tests don't really show how much they know. I could know allot about the topic but just not show it.There have been times where I have taken a test unprepared but, I still got a good grade. There is something teachers do that is called,"Falsifying grades." An example of this is when teachers say to bring in a tissue box for 3 extra credit points on a big test. This boosts their grade when they could of failed that test so, it does not properly display intelligence.

           In my opinion we should transfer to standards-based grading. It lets you know what exactly could be improved on. For example in reading you could have to work on persuasive essays. That would tell your parents to help you out every time you have a persuasive essay.