This situation, and our collective and individual risk assessment got me thinking: Why is it then when someone considers new technology that could potentially provide tremendous benefit, we stop to ponder all the potential risk without recognizing the potential benefits first?
The risks come in many forms - financial, related to ease of use, technical security issues, patient safety, network safety, or adverse to positive outcomes.
The benefits could address the financial, security, safety and outcome issues but concern will remain regarding potential risks.
While it is statistically more likely you could die from a cow attack over a shark attack, most of us have little idea how to avoid a cow attack and have seen fewer examples in the news.
Isn’t it time to consider the benefits of mitigating risk rather than letting a perceived risk of using a technology outweigh its benefits?
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