The Effect of Self-Driving Cars on Heart Health

tags: self-driving cars, health care

I can’t find the original source mentioned in this column, but the CEO of McKinsey, Dominic Barton, apparently said this last week:

If you are a heart surgeon in the US today, you better be worried about driverless cars because most of the heart transplants come from car accidents and car accidents are going to drop dramatically with driverless cars.

I’m wondering if this is a little far-fetched, but there’s no question that the trickle-down effect will be considerable.

The rest of the column explores basic concepts of technological unemployment, including a pitch Race Against the Machine by Brynjolfsson and McAfee.

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