Extract from Michael Hersh and Kimberly Wald’s article “2020 Outlook: How Technological Advances Are Changing the Legal Landscape”
Technology has unquestionably had an exponential effect on the legal industry. Every year, attorneys discuss how technology has transformed the practice of law. It was not long ago that we discussed the shift from paper to computers. Now we’re discussing the effects of “smart” technology and social media. While it has always influenced our profession, technological progress is having a greater impact now than ever before.
Technology has the power to save lives. Driverless vehicles, intelligent robotics in medicine and science and many other technologically advanced products reduce the rate of human error that in turn reduces injuries and lost lives.