A Letter From Sweden, Which Deems Flax Seeds More Dangerous Than the Pandemic

An Immigrant From America Fell for the 'Sensible, Progressive Attitude' and Caution of Her Adopted Country. Then COVID Hit

About a year ago, I hung upside down from my seatbelt in a small sedan. Thankfully, I was completely safe during the entire experience: It was part of the compulsory “risk” education associated with getting a driver’s license in Sweden. Together with a bunch of Swedish teenagers, I was learning how to escape from a rolled car. Later that day, we’d also slip and slide on a halkbana—literally a “slippery track”—to learn to maneuver a vehicle through various obstacles, and, importantly, to feel what happens when you can’t, and your …

When Ethics and Autonomous Cars Collide

Will You Be Able to Trust Your Self-Driving Vehicle to Make the Right Choice in a Crash?

Imagine the beginning of what promises to be an awesome afternoon: You’re cruising along in your car and the sun is shining. The windows are down, and your favorite song …