[ExI] Tesla autopilot

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Thu Jan 20 15:02:23 UTC 2022

...> On Behalf Of Dan TheBookMan via extropy-chat
Subject: Re: [ExI] Tesla autopilot

On Jan 19, 2022, at 2:03 PM, spike jones via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
>>... Universal truth: lawyers will sue toward the money.  The more money you have, the more likely you will be sued.  No mystery there.  ...

>...How I’m interpreting this: You’re just saying stuff you believe is the case but isn’t actually backed up by anything like looking at the cases or looking at the laws or even the history of law...Dan

Dan, do let me calmly assure you: lawyers will sue toward the money.  Spike's Law it is, far more reliable than the laws of thermodynamics, the laws of physics, etc.  It is universal now and will always be reliable, for they will not sue if there isn't a potential payday somewhere in there and if not will not.  Even if we manage some kind of indemnity as a special case for self-driving cars, accidents will not be completely eliminated and lawyers will sue toward the money.  Do let me assure you sir, that will never change.

This observation is not to disparage lawyers.  If I practiced law instead of engineering, I too would sue toward the money.  I don't expect anyone to do otherwise.

What remains to be seen is if sufficient stock buyers will bet against Spike's Law to fund a company to make cars without a steering wheel.  That one I don't know.


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