If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.
As a colleague of mine recently said to me — humans are, by their very nature, imperfect. Our courts system is imperfect. Lawyers themselves are imperfect.
This issue of Law Times delves into some complex issues, but it also points to how laws (or rules) can help create order in a world where confusion and disinformation can be widespread.