Joshua D. Brown made news on May 7th of this year, but definitely not in a positive way. Brown made news because he lost his life at the age of 40 in the first ever accident involving a driver-less car.

I was reading the story over the weekend, which for some reason has just been making rounds now, and not only was I sad for Brown, but it really made me start thinking about driver-less cars.

Don't get me wrong, I love technology and gadgets and I think that it's incredible that we've advanced to the point that we even have self-driving cars, but they terrify me. I just don't think that our roads are prepared for driver-less cars and I don't think the logistics have been worked out enough to start mass producing and filling our streets with them.

A new study pretty much says most people are just as conflicted about driverless cars as I am.

The fact is that driverless cars are the next big thing and they're coming whether we're ready for them, or not. However, it’s not as simple as just buying a driverless car and having it cart us around.

One of the big questions that a lot of people are asking is what a driverless car would do if it had to make the choice between putting the people inside their car at risk or having to harm someone outside the vehicle.  The survey researchers say that most people feel that self-driving cars should be programmed to save as many lives as possible, but how is that possible? There are always so many variables to every situation, especially traffic situations.

[via NOLA/Time]