The Tech That Needs Fixing in 2024, and What Got Fixed Last Year

The best tech, from universal power charging to foldable phones, solved practical problems. But the worst tech, including self-driving cars and cryptocurrency, put us in harm’s way.

Tech companies would like us to believe that their products tell a story about progress. Faster phones! Better cameras! Brighter screens! Yet despite all the improvements, there are pieces of tech that have been flawed for years…Newer inventions, such as self-driving cars and cryptocurrency, continue to put people in harm’s way…

The Tech That Needs to Be Fixed in 2024…
Self-Driving Cars
The rise and fall of Cruise, a self-driving car company, is a cautionary tale for Silicon Valley’s modus operandi of placing innovation above all else, including public safety. In October, a few months after California regulators allowed Cruise and Waymo to fully operate paid driverless taxi services, a Cruise vehicle struck a San Francisco pedestrian and dragged the victim for 20 feet…

Here’s hoping 2024 is a better year for autonomous driving technology.

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