Driverless cars won't be allowed on the streets unless they're proven to be substantially safer than human drivers, which isn't a huge hurdle to cross. Auto accidents are the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.
Nobody believes self driving cars will be accident or fatality free, but it could substantially reduce the number of fatalities and injuries currently caused by human drivers.
Authors Guild survey shows that approximately 67% of our authors earn less than the poverty level from their writing.
I would like to ask the Author's Guild to make certain much-needed changes to their membership. How about you only let writers join you're guild if they can actually make a living at writing? Then you won't have to complain that two-thirds of your members can't make a living.
To be fair, Peter Gabriel did an awful lot to get those world music artists into record stores through Realworld. And David Byrne did too to a much lesser extent. But yes, their own music should be nowhere near there.
For Turkewitz, art is simply something to be invested in, like technology or oil or pork bellies. You take a risk and hope for a return. Without legal protections and a stable commercial market, the risk become incalculable and therefore not worth taking.
Nevermind that art is also culture, free speech, history, fashion, philosophy, and just fun - all things that do not ask for or want a return on investement.