After reading an article about “level 2/3” automated cars—the computer drives but you’re required to keep your eyes on the road so you can take over if you have to—Atrios says:
Insurance Rates Are Gonna Skyrocket
A couple liability suits and insurance companies are gonna drive these things off the road.
Aha! Finally a testable prediction, and one we can test in the fairly near term. I’m willing to bet a $100 contribution to Planned Parenthood that insurance rates will not skyrocket by, say, two years from now. Or one. Or three. Whatever. I’ll take the non-skyrocket side of any reasonable wager on this subject.