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next step gps

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while driving with my trusty co-pilot (gps) the other day, i came to realization.  gps has no idea what the feel of a geographical area is.  for instance, gps has no idea if it’s taking you through a shady part of town.  it’s just there to find the shortest route possible.

i could see this as both a good and bad thing:

good: gps don’t discriminate yo.  every road’s the same to it.  it’s not going to take you through the nice ritzy part of town to shave a couple minutes off your morning commute.  there’s something respectable about that.

bad: you might get carjacked.  ironically, it might be the gps that catches a burglar’s eye to cause them to target your car.  sometimes, you really do need to avoid the bad part of town.

what if gps had an option to avoid the “bad” parts of town?  my gps asks me if i want to avoid toll roads and carpool lanes.  would it be that difficult to add on another screen asking if you wanted to avoid the shady parts of our itinerary?

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Written by enoch

March 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Posted in from my mind

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  1. hahahaha

    heej

    March 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

  2. i think that would probably cause a lot of public riot and issues.

    the people in those places won’t like to be called “shady” and would probably attempt to sue and etc etc.

    it just avoids legal issues and drama

    ak

    March 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm


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