Imagine helping your mother move into a nursing home in Phoenix. On the surface, everything seems fine. The staff are very friendly, the other residents that you have seen look to be satisfied and the facility seems to be in good condition overall. After a few months, you begin to notice some things that leave you feeling uneasy. The nursing home had an underlying rank smell. There never seems to be staff around when you come for a visit. Your mother has become more withdrawn and has even shown signs of depression.
Ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are a convenient option for travelers looking to get from place to place. They aren’t so convenient, however, if they get involved in an accident.
You’re headed downtown. You are going towards the Phoenix Convention Center. Last week you drove this way to hit up the Real, Wild & Woody beer festival. Today you’re looking forward to another night of fun. You check your mirrors and use your turning signal. You keep a good distance between the cars in front of you. You do your best to be a vigilant driver. But as you are cruise down the road you probably don’t think about the safety features of your car.
For those who grew up watching the cartoon show, The Jetsons, the idea of a face-to-face telephone conversation seemed futuristic and unlikely. But with the advent of Face Time, that incredulity has been replaced by awe and now friends and family aren’t limited to just the sound of their loved ones' voices.