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Offline enslaved1

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A crowd destroyed a driverless Waymo car in San Francisco
« on: February 12, 2024, 08:48:09 AM »
https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/11/24069251/waymo-driverless-taxi-fire-vandalized-video-san-francisco-china-town

Fascinating on several levels.  Was this a protest?  If so, a protest against such tech in general, or by ride-share drivers concerned (rightfully so) about being replaced?  Was it just general violence, cause someone felt like destroying something?  Doubtful we will get answers.

Also interesting, this almost excuse for such behavior from the article's author. 

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Vandalism and defacement are time-honored parts of the human experience, seen in subway cars in New York City or the walls of the ancient destroyed city of Pompeii. Tech companies have been forced to reckon with this inevitability as they deploy their equipment in public with impunity. Scooters get tossed into lakes, cars are punched by pedestrians, and in some places, dockless bike share bikes are destroyed en masse.
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Re: A crowd destroyed a driverless Waymo car in San Francisco
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 08:56:23 AM »
Probably employees of the rival Johnny Cab..

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Re: A crowd destroyed a driverless Waymo car in San Francisco
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2024, 09:38:46 AM »
Since there’s really no punishment in the number of major cities, vandals and hoodlums act with impunity, because they know even if they get arrested, they’ll be out with no bail, and will probably never have to see the inside of a courtroom or jail.
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