Coye Law - February 2020


Chronicle February 2020 Edition The Speed of Technology Is Exciting But Shouldn’t Be Taken Lightly Wade Coye Attorney

for increase. We’ll soon see artificial intelligence that recognizes when someone has requested information multiple times and will go ahead and just answer the request itself. We’re already seeing retailers use AI to restock their shelves because it can do it so much faster. While this kind of technology is useful to all types of business, it’s also something to be wary of. If you have machines doing the work that people used to do and doing it faster, then there’s no need for a human to fill that role. But instead of panicking, you should self-educate and adapt. This massive transition in the economy is already starting, and anyone who doesn’t realize what these changes mean for their jobs may soon find themselves without those jobs. That’s why I advise everyone to prepare, and there are a few ways you can do that. First is the art of the side hustle. It’s never a bad idea to have additional income and to generate it in whatever way is most profitable for you. Whether that’s taking up a second job, doing freelance work, or turning your hobbies into a retail business, use your skills to your advantage. If you don’t have an additional skill, there are endless avenues of education available online that will teach you one. The second way to prepare is to make yourself indispensable to the job you do. You may not be able to stop the implementation of AI, but what you can do is understand the job it is doing and figure out how to work in tandem with it. Don’t be the kind of person who asks your supervisor which six buttons to push; that’s what the AI is programmed to do. Instead, make the effort to learn how to push the six buttons the best. No matter how fast technology moves, it’s only as good as the people who put it to work. As technology changes, continuous learning is going to be key. If you can be transitional, you’ll do well in the decade to come. -Wade Coye

The world is changing so rapidly these days that it can be hard to keep up. But as we enter this new decade, if we don’t recognize change, learn from it, and adapt to it, we risk a lot more than just falling behind. Many recent changes in society are due to the speed at which we’re able to accomplish things. Technology makes everything faster, like when it comes to communication and shopping. Email applications have predictive messaging, which means you don’t even need to type your responses yourself. Online retailers have same-day (and in some cases, same-hour) delivery. Things are already much faster than they were just 10 years ago, and I predict that they are going to start moving even faster than that! People love things that are instant: communication, delivery, gratification, you name it. The faster we can get it or do it, the happier we are. Back when fax machines were one of the quickest forms of communication, there were people who’d send a fax, then call immediately after sending to ask if the fax had been received. Even though fax was the latest-and-greatest instant tech, it still wasn’t fast enough. Now, I have clients who text me to ask their questions, and while I’m quick, I’m not instantaneous. So, I get phone calls or more texts.

That’s why my prediction is that the speed of things will only continue to increase — because it needs to meet the demands


What’s on TV? 3 Review Sites to Help You Monitor What Your Kids Are Watching

category-specific ratings: one for sex and nudity, one for violence and gore, and one for language. Each rating is on a scale of 0-10, depending on quantity and context.” has you covered on all bases relating to content your kids want to consume. They review all the movies and TV shows available, but they also review books, apps, and games. They also provide age and genre filters so you can easily determine if the next Xbox game your child wants is appropriate. In addition, understands that social media sites and interactive games like Fortnite are also areas for concern for most parents. To address these concerns, the website offers guides that walk you through child-appropriate use of leading social media and entertainment platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat. These guides define what each platform is, how it works, and what you can do to make sure your kids stay safe while using them. Deciding what is or isn’t appropriate for your kids isn’t easy, so be sure to use these resources to monitor the entertainment your kids are consuming. • Incidents including assaults on public transportation or in public schools; drownings in public pools; electrocutions from fallen power lines; injuries from falling tree branches in parks; and injuries in post offices, libraries, or public housing If a government agency fails to control conditions and causes negligent harm, then they can be held accountable for damages that include medical treatment, other medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering, as often deemed appropriate by a court. There are differences in filing a claim against the government for personal injury as opposed to filing a claim against private parties, and in Florida, there are certain limitations to the types of claims that injured parties can make. For example, government employees cannot be held personally liable for harm unless they caused harm intentionally. Damage claims also have a dollar maximum assigned to them, often dependent upon how many entities are involved. Claims must also be filed within three years of the incident. If you’ve been injured on government property or by a government- controlled entity, give Coye Law Firm a call at 407-901-9135 so we can help.

With all the content available in the world of family entertainment, it’s hard to determine what’s appropriate for children, and it depends heavily on age. In this blurry landscape, it may seem as though no one has the right answers. Luckily, there are online resources available to parents who want to get educated about what is okay for their children to see. individuals to consume certain media. Their reviews do more than just declare a show or movie to be appropriate for all ages. They actually place films, TV programs, and books into three different categories based on their intended audiences. All the entertainment they review earn one of the following three ratings: Dove Approved All Ages, Dove Approved 12+, and Dove Approved 18+. reviews all the latest blockbuster movies and breaks down exactly why they have G, PG-13, and R ratings. This website is a great tool to judge content for kids who are in between rating groups. The reviewers claim, “Unlike the MPAA, we do not assign a single, age-specific rating, and we do not make recommendations. Instead we assign each film three distinct, Dove.Org This website’s sole focus is to define the appropriate age for

Personal Injuries in Public Locations Why the Government May Be Liable

For a long time, if you were injured on public property owned by the government, you had no right to take legal action against them. Under the archaic concept of “sovereign immunity,” federal, state, and local governments were not liable against claims by those injured on property they owned. Luckily, that hasn’t been the case for many decades now, and if you do suffer an injury on public property, then you have the ability to take action. The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) allows for people who are injured on federal property or by federal employees to file their personal injury claims against the federal government. Each state enacts their own version of the FTCA, and Florida is no exception. If you’re injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you likely have the option to file a lawsuit and seek compensation from the government. Some common scenarios in which you might be eligible to seek compensation include:

• Injuries suffered from a motor vehicle accident in which the responsible driver is a government employee

• Slip-and-fall cases on government-owned property where proper precautions were not in place


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Meet Conan The Dog Who Helped Take Down al-Baghdadi

According to NBC News, Conan was injured by some live electrical cables during the mission, but he recovered quickly and was back on duty within the week. Meanwhile, President Trump invited the brave pup to the White House and tweeted out a doctored photo that showed him awarding Conan a Medal of Honor. President Trump captioned the photo “AMERICAN HERO!” and he’s not alone in his appreciation for the hardworking dogs that have been helping our military since World War II. “To me, they’re the first line of defense,” United States War Dogs Association President Ron Aiello told Vox after the news about Conan came out. “They’re such a great asset to our military today.” Military dogs are put up for adoption after 6–8 years in the service, which means a lucky civilian could take Conan in as early as 2022! Meanwhile, dozens of other smart canine heroes are looking for homes. To learn more about military and other working dog adoptions, visit

On Oct. 28 last year, President Donald Trump tweeted a photo that quickly went viral. It showed an adorable snapshot of a bright-eyed Belgian Malinois, tongue lolling, still wearing its camo military vest. In the caption, President Trump explained that the pup, Conan, was a national hero who was instrumental in taking down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. With four years in special operations forces and roughly 50 missions under his collar, Conan was selected to be part of the

team that pursued al-Baghdadi through a network of underground tunnels in northwest Syria, where the terrorist ultimately died. It’s unclear whether Conan was there to track al-Baghdadi or to spot improvised explosive devices that may have been planted on the route, but either way, he performed well.

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• 4 tbsp butter • 4 tbsp olive oil • 1 tbsp minced garlic • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined • 1/2 tsp oregano 1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 2. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring frequently until shrimp is pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. 3. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring the mixture to a boil.

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The Moon Isn’t Made of Cheese? We’ve all heard the silly statement before: “The moon is made of cheese!” Although we may not fall for it as adults, when we were children, our eyes twinkled with possibility as we gazed up at the full moon and wondered if it really could be made of cheese. While science says no, it’s still an entertaining phrase that holds a valuable lesson for adults and children alike. The motif first appeared in folklore during the High Middle Ages as a proverb invented by a French rabbi. The full phrase is actually “The moon is made of green cheese,” and serves to warn against the dangers of credulity, or the willingness to believe in things that aren’t based on reasonable proof or knowledge. The simplest version of the phrase’s origin tells of a cunning fox that advised a starving wolf to search for food among humans. The

wolf listened, and he was attacked by the humans. The wolf escaped, and in his fury, he attempted to kill the fox. To save himself, the fox promised the wolf that he’d show him the location of an abundant food supply. That night, under the light of a full moon, the fox led the wolf to a well and pointed to the reflection of the full moon on the water’s surface deep in the well, claiming it was cheese. The hungry wolf jumped into the well to eat the cheese, forever trapping himself. Thus, the fox successfully escaped the wolf’s wrath. As with any ancient proverb, variations of the story have developed over time, but its message has remained the same: Don’t believe everything you’re told. In today’s world of oversaturated information and advice, this is a valuable tip to follow, no matter what age you are.


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