- The future has arrived April 17
Pew recently released a poll taken in February on Americans' attitudes to three new technologies. And while a small majority are open to traveling in driverless cars — which thus far have proven significantly less accident-prone than human drivers — attitudes towards other innovations like lab-grown meat and brain implants are less favorable:
For me, the prospect of sitting back and watching a movie or the scenery while the car does the driving sounds wonderful. And lab-grown protein is arguably less cruel and less resource-intensive than raising farm animals for slaughter. But elective surgery to place an implant in my brain? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.- - John Aziz
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