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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    Mark, 26 Mar 2009 @ 12:45pm

    Re: Mapquest

    Google Maps is where it's at. It amazes me to hear that people are still using sites like Mapquest, kind of like how I'm amazed that so many people still use Internet Explorer. Apparently some people don't mind using sub-par browsers and online maps.

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