Microsoft Patents ‘Avoid Ghetto’ Feature For GPS Devices

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by texan, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    What do you think on the below?

    REDMOND, Wash. (CBS Seattle) –
    Microsoft has been granted a patent for its “avoid ghetto” feature for
    GPS devices. A GPS device is used to find shortcuts and avoid traffic, but Microsoft’s patent states that
    a route can be plotted for pedestrians to avoid an “unsafe neighborhood or being in an open area
    that is subject to harsh temperatures.

    Microsoft Patents ‘Avoid Ghetto’ Feature For GPS Devices CBS Seattle
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I say to hell with the politically correct and Microsoft can call it whatever it wants.......BUT, will also suffer any repercussions from naming it insensitively..............maybe "avoid dangerous territory" or "avoid high crime area".
  3. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    CBS and others named it avoid ghetto. That was not the original patent name.
    Patent 8,090,532 - Pedestrian route production.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Ghetto is a term I never liked.
    Ghetto is what the Nazis called the areas they herded the European Jews (especially Polish Jews) into prior to the final solution.
    However, I don't get all perturbed when someone uses the term Ghetto.

    You can usually depend on the Liberal news people to use a derogatory racist term and get away with it.
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Could this GPS device be programmed to avoid gatherings of moonbats ?
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Thats just nifty. I hate driving through downtown anywhere. I dont need my windshield washed or need to hand money to some loser under a stop sign who doesn't want to work as a Walmart greeter.