More than 250,000 people in the US die every year because of medical mishaps, making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer, according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins.
Meanwhile, nearly 40,000 Americans die every year in road accidents, according to IIHS. While many are attributable to driver error, most of these could be prevented or at least mitigated by better technology.
The pattern is similar in other industries: Consumers and employees alike face unacceptable safety risks from outdated or inadequate technology. Often, the old ways of doing things are simply too dangerous for modern standards.
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