Despite modern safety advancements, the rate of accidental death in the United States has been on the rise since 1992.

In “Careful: A User’s Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds,” Steve Casner, an alum of the Intelligent Systems Program, explores how we put ourselves in harm’s way by underestimating risks and overestimating our own abilities. Through real-life examples, scientific studies and conversations with experts, he argues that the next safety revolution won’t come from design or technology; it must take place in our minds.

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