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Arguing with my GPS

Have yDo you ever argue with your GPS? I know, growing up using an old fashioned compass that I have a sense of direction for the most part. What I also have is a processing system that has visual input as well as experience-based evaluations of previous events. A couple of days ago, I was heading to a location that I have been to several times. I was coming from a new place to start, so I used the GPS. As we got closer, I knew the route I wanted to take. The GPS wanted to go a different route. So, as the driver, I made the call, and we went my way. I saved a good 10 minutes and avoided the last two traffic lights that for some reasons the GPS wanted to stop at.

Perhaps GPS has invested in stoplight companies. I don’t know.

That got me thinking, about the inputs most GPS’s have and get. The inputs today are relative to your car. Where are you (via the connection to the remote Satellite), how fast are you going and reported traffic. There is so much more information that could help drivers, but it is going to require more bandwidth. The GPS of tomorrow will know your favorite route and whY!

The other side of arguing with the GPS is the reality of sitting in your car. What else, computerized voices, would you argue with? I know for example, that from time to time Alexa and I disagree about things. That disagreement is in my kitchen, basement, or office. I don’t argue with SIRI in public, although at times I have considered arguing with Siri. The reality of a person yelling at their phone over and over is most likely to make everyone around them nervous.

So what would you argue with?

My dog and I frequently disagree about the timing of his walk and the timing of breakfast and dinner. I don’t argue out loud with him, however.

I argue with people from time to time,

What else do you argue with?

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    Have you ever argued on the direction your GPS was taking you?

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    Have you ever argued with SIRI?

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    Have you ever had an argument with Alexa?

    • Yes
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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. I have faced this problem when Google Maps made me enter narrow lanes where a car shouldn’t enter. Someone could have taken a two wheeler earlier in that route and would have used Google Maps choosing the car option. So the app would assume that the route is safe enough for a car while it is not. Does it make sense?

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  2. ✏ Argh! You and my husband! If you know the way and have a map, don’t turn on gps and argue! It drives me crazy. I have even tried changing the voices because I thought he would listen to a male or female and have some kind of preference. If he wants to argue turn off the dang machine and argue with me. ????? lol- This clearly hit a nerve. I finally got rid of the gps and just drive around lost with him for hours. I vote no on GPS because he argues with it. ?????

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