No, guns are also terrible. In fact, yesterday I watched a pistol walk into an animal shelter and kick puppies for 45 minutes, accompanied by a black forestock grip. It only ended when a federal law entered the room and told the gun it wasn't allowed to be there, at which point the gun promptly apologized and turned itself in to the authorities.
The black forestock grip fled the scene and is still at large.
Soon, every autonomous car rolling off the line will have to make one last stop before leaving the factory. They will be required to take virtual command of the Kobayashi Maru to gauge how they cope with a no-win situation.
The "James Tesla Kirk" models will give the system fits, though...
"I mean, it could be that the great fairyland dragon from the 6th dimension dreamed up the Snowden documents and then gave them to Russia and China."
Well, umm, uhh, we don't want to make conjectures about the fairyland dragon's intentions. All we know is that we leave the offerings of marshmallows and virgins' blood and the stories come to us fully written. I wouldn't know what the fairyland dragon actually did, the government didn't write that bit for us.
Ooh, Worst-Case Scenario, the Home Version, I love this game!! My turn.
What happens when, in case 1 or 2, the cop performing the search is too busy violating his oath and the citizen's rights to notice the bug meteor that is heading their way? His diverted attention allows the meteor to continue unimpeded, and when it strikes the ground it vaporizes 3 million soup kitchen workers and one very unfortunate alpaca named Constance. Sadly, the illegally detained citizen was a super scientist who was seconds from finishing his anti-meteor shield, and had he been able to get to his lab on time we would have been spared this horrible, alpaca-rending fate.
I'll always win this game, because your vision of unreality is too limted.
Once upon a time, I got an iPod. It was shiny and new, held a lot of music, and the earbuds were both physically and acoustically painful, appealing to my masochistic streak.
One day, I wanted to plug my iPod into my work computer to listen to some tunes through my powered speakers. iTunes, which I had installed on my work computer expressly for this purpose, told me I'd need to wipe my iPod if I wanted to pair it with my work computer. According to Apple, I didn't own the music I'd bought through iTunes, not even the music I'd ripped from my own CDs and put on my iPod, as I couldn't use it as I wished.
That night I downloaded dopisp, closed and uninstalled iTunes, and never looked back. I lived happily ever after.
Considering the level of data theft (err, "gathering") that the NSA has accomplished, along with their physically tampering with hardware, insisting on backdoors in otherwise secure systems, etc., I would say that we know where this order should first be applied.
In a stunning show of generosity (seriously, I'm in Toledo and the Block family isn't known for their largesse), none of the settlement monies are going toward legal fees. $5K to be donated to the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press, the remainder split between the plaintiffs.