THIS IS AN ACTUAL SLATE HEADLINE: ‘Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse’
Slate’s most-clicked headline today suggests that self-driving cars will be a problem because fewer people will die in car accidents, thereby preventing organ donation from taking place. As Ian Adams and Anne Hobson write:
[Self-driving cars] will also change the way we die. As technology takes the wheel, road deaths due to driver error will begin to diminish. It’s a transformative advancement, but one that comes with consequences in an unexpected place: organ donation.
Say what? Is Slate truly arguing that fewer people killing themselves on the roads is something we should lament? – READ MORE