We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Google Has Hired 30 Employees to Try to Stop Locals From Stealing Its Bikes

7th January 2018

Read it.

  • Google changed Silicon Valley with its free company bikes that help employees get across its giant corporate campus.
  • But locals in Mountain View, California — where Google is based — reportedly view the bikes as their own and end up displacing 100 to 250 bikes on a weekly basis.
  • Now Google is trying to cut its losses. It’s hired a team of 30 contractors to retrieve bikes from around the city, and it is testing other solutions like GPS trackers and bike locks, according to The Wall Street Journal.

And reality intrudes into the hipster universe. Women and minorities hardest hit, no doubt.

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>