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Sep 14, 17, 01:48 PM #76
There's something liberating about getting behind the wheel on an open road. Springsteen never wrote a song about the insurance company nagging him down the turnpike.
At any rate I would bet a decent amount these things are part of a mass data collection experiment by the insurance companies. They'll probably roll the data into their risk models and adjust premiums accordingly (e.g. people in demographic Y drive X% faster than average, etc.). That or they'll eventually become nearly mandatory.Advertisement
Sep 14, 17, 01:53 PM #77
Sep 15, 17, 12:04 PM #78
- Join Date
- Nov 03
- “I've got a strong urge to fly. But I got nowhere to fly to."
Better slow down, big business is watching you.
Sep 15, 17, 11:32 PM #79We have personal alarms where I work. The idea is that if you get into trouble (and I work where there is a lot of trouble) that you push the button and every computer in the building flashes your exact location and your name. I actually love this because it works well.
The problem is that after we got this great saftey device, some employees looked into it further and found out that these safety badges also had the capability to record audio conversations and track where you are at all times. Management says they did not purchase this service and cannot do it, but it does lend to some legit paranoia.