Using the Gift of Fire Text Book answer the following questions. They must be answered in your own words with your own interpretation and not plagiarized. Each question must be labeled and stated verbatim. Your responses to each of the four question must be a minimum of 300 words. All responses must be thoughtful and cannot be plagiarized. Additionally, I expect APA formatted in-text citations as well as references.
1. Some people have proposed establishing legal standards and regulations to govern safety-critical computer-based systems.
a. Give and explain a few of the best arguments for and
against such a proposal (at least two on each side). Give
counter-arguments against the arguments for each side.
Note: the "counter-arguments" you are asked to give should oppose or answer the arguments on the other side as directly and convincingly as possible. They should not be simply unrelated arguments on the opposite side of the issue.
b. Describe two provisions that may be included in such regulations. How effective do you feel each provision would be?
2. a. Describe the role the manufacturer, the hospitals/clinics, and the programmer each played in the Therac-25 radiation overdose incidents.
b. Briefly describe how professional techniques for increasing reliability and safety could have prevented the problems.
3. a. Briefly describe the major factors that contributed to the failure of each of the following: the Denver Airport baggage system failure, the Ariane 5 rocket malfunction, and an A320 Airbus crash.
b. Briefly describe how professional techniques for increasing reliability and safety could have prevented these failures.
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