Posted by Dewan Gibson | Filed under Technology
When people speak of America’s heartland they often mean small Midwestern towns that produce valuable crops like corn and meth. However, America’s cultural heartland is the ghetto, where trends are created long before they reach the comfortable monotony of suburbia. But most Americans want to stay away from the ghetto (until it’s properly gentrified).
Microsoft is giving users of its GPS devices that option with a recently patented “Avoid Ghetto” feature. The technology uses recent crime statistics to plot routes for drivers who want to avoid parts of town where without permission a strange man may wash your car windows at a stop light and then ask for money. Microsoft is refusing to comment on the technology. Apparently they’re following the ghetto’s number one rule: No Snitching.
Dewan Gibson: The Imperfect Blog
One Response to “Microsoft Adds ‘Avoid Ghetto’ Feature For GPS Users”
January 9th, 2012 at 9:57 am
LOL I’m gonna wait for the iPhone app. I have a very strong feeling this feature will be used in reverse just as much as it’s used for avoiding said ghetto!