And this bastard things that he will SAVE NASA????
BUT, you are right about rentals for true long distance driving.
Robots, actually androids, can be updated right away with any improvement. With humans, we have to undergo a generation cycle. Basically, look at speed of change of regular cars vs Tesla. Because of Tesla's heavy electronics manufacturing, new updates change it regularly, making the car newer and better, in a much faster way.
However, I DO know that they can be held personally liable.
I make a habit to never put my CC in stores that run windows or that outsource to India, or any nation where the coders are paid a pitance of western coders. As such, I have not had my CC's stolen.
People need to put together mass lawsuits against companies and their CEO/CIO personally. Once that starts happening, then and only then, will things change.
Even here, it would be nice to see a lawyer step up and state that they are willing to do a class action against these companies.
1) they run windows.
2) they outsourced to India.
3) the company is not allowed to operate in India.
Basically, Indians are being bought off to leave backdoors on the production system.