Sunday, January 11, 2009

Singularity watch: Google maps is now smarter than me

Mercifully, the Singularity seems to be receeding.

On the other hand, the days when I was smarter than Google Maps are now only a fond memory.

It's now clearly better than I am at finding routes through the Twin Cities. I've taken to checking Google Maps' recommendations on routes I routinely travel just to see where I shave a few minutes.

Barring a true global dacopalypse Google Maps is only going to get smarter, and barring a scary miracle I'm only going to get dumber. Our ships have crossed in the night.

I'm getting that old John Henry feelin'.

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