Maybe they won’t be fully self-driving, but cars that are at least “semi-autonomous” will be in the Toyota showroom just five years from now.
Via the Antiplanner blog, whose post contains a nice roundup of current news on the subject of self-driving cars. As I think I have said before (but maybe not in so many words), I have no doubt that I will use a self-driving car, and I’m old enough to remember when the vast majority of cars had bias-ply tires (look it up, kids).
A LIVING WILL IS A MORE COMPREHENSIVE WAY TO DOCUMENT YOUR DESIRES CONCERNING LIFE-SAVING MEDICAL TREATMENT
When I posted last week about the prehospital medical care directive, I should have re-emphasized that the far more common, and more comprehensive, way to make your desires known concerning life-saving medical treatment, i.e. what you do or don’t want in that department, is to execute a living will.
As with the prehospital medical care directive, the title living will is actually not a good description of the purpose of the document. For an explanation of why I say that, read my discussion of the subject in a recent issue of my Estate Planning Law Report.
It’s a subject I have addressed several times before. I’ll keep talking about it, because it’s a subject that is obviously very important, but frequently not fully understood.
If you weren’t already convinced that the government can’t be trusted with your personal information, have you heard about the deliberate, illegal disclosure by Secret Service employees of information on someone who applied for a job with the agency? There’s plenty of information available about it, including a post at the Cato Institute blog that has a link to a report by the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security (PDF).
And in case you think the fact that the person whose information was leaked is a Congressman makes what the government employees did less egregious, consider this: the leak was an attempt by Secret Service employees to discourage the Congressman from investigating reports of misconduct by Secret Service employees. Government employees deliberately leaked a job applicant’s personal information in an effort to cover up their own alleged misconduct. If you don’t believe me, read the Inspector General’s report.
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