Another Driver Chooses To Believe GPS Over The Reality Of A Cliff

from the the-machines-are-taking-over dept

Ah, yet another tale of a British driver turning on his GPS unit and turning off his brain: a guy in Yorkshire left his car teetering over the edge of a cliff after blindly following his GPS down a narrow, steep path. The GPS said it was a road, and the driver seems to have let that override his common sense, as plenty of people are wont to do. Drivers often like to blame the technology for taking them down some treacherous path, but it's not as if the device simply suggested a suboptimal route, or drove the car itself. The infallibility some people see in technology is troubling, since they seem to see things like GPS units as perfectly acceptable replacements for their brains.

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    Horace Whitaker Powerdumperino, 26 Mar 2009 @ 11:50am

    Technology is the blame for all of life's problems

    Sometimes when I'm just a little too tired to drive.,I turn on my GPS, set the cruise control, and hop in the backseat for a much needed nap.
    Damn, technology doesn't always work though. Last time I did that, I ended up in a pool in some yokel's backyard, with 3 kids stuck in my grill and windshield.
    Sure my blood alcohol level was 15 times over the legal limit, but I say the satellites and the interweb are to blame.

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