This is an actual Slate headline: ‘self-driving cars will make organ shortages even worse’
Yes, really. 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.