Police say a driver’s global positioning system device caused him to drive into a Pennsylvania river. The motorist wound up in the Lehigh River in Easton shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials say the man’s GPS led him to drive along a bicycle path in a park. When the man realized he couldn’t drive on the path, he reversed course but found he couldn’t go that way either because of a tunnel under a low bridge. Police say the man was unable to stay on the bike path because it narrowed, and his car rolled off the path sideways into the river. Police say the driver wasn’t hurt, but he was issued several traffic citations. (Lehigh Valley Live)
Get out your tinfoil hats because it’s conspiracy theory time!!!!!
I am absolutely convinced that the AIs are going to take us all out by messing with our GPS. First, they get us dependent on our electronic gadgets, which will ultimately throw off our innate sense of direction. Stop laughing at me, this has already happened to birds. (TIME - Birds Are Getting Lost Because of Our Gadgets, Claims Study). Next up, smartphones have been linked to a decrease in concentration. No need to cite a study for that fact, I can just use my life as an example or the fact that you're probably reading this while driving. So, now we have a bunch of humans with zero sense of direction driving around checking their Facebook. All it takes is one evil AI to say “continue driving straight” and bam you’re in the ocean or driving off a cliff. RIP humans.