Finding a downside to reduced motor vehicle deaths
I didn’t think it could be done, but Slate has managed to find a downside to the promise that self-driving cars will reduce the annual number of motor vehicle deaths.
From Slate, an actual headline: “Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse.”
“We’re all for saving lives—we aren’t saying that we should stop self-driving cars so we can preserve a source of organ donation. But we also need to start thinking now about how to address this coming problem,” the article’s authors, Ian Adams and Anne Hobson, write.
The article itself is actually pretty interesting! It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the work of organ donations, and it offers some fascinating data for context. But the hook is really pretty silly.
Slate’s whole shtick is contrarianism. I get that. But come on now. This is like warning about the lifesaving downside to seat belts and pop-out glass.