Railroad workers have solved the trolley problem. “‘Slip the switch’ by flipping it while the trolley’s front wheels have passed through, but before the back wheels do. This will cause a controlled derailment, bringing the trolley to a safe halt.”
via themorningnews.org

Discussion  3 comments

Michael Beuselinck

Almost sixty years of thought experiments and moral dilemmas debated in the halls of ivory towers rendered meaningless by local union workers. Bravo!

Mike Akers

I love the "the Russians just used a pencil" energy of this solution.

Jason KottkeMOD

I've seen a few people liken it to Captain Kirk's solution to the Kobayashi Maru training exercise.

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