Microsoft "Avoid Ghetto" GPS

Microsoft has developed a GPS with an "avoid ghetto" feature. Can you imagine the uproar that would have occurred if a company that wasn't run by a nerdy liberal would have introduced such a device? Thank god that Bill Gates' political leanings insulate him from ever being considered a "racist."

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.”

Created for mobile phones, the technology uses the latest crime statistics and weather data and includes them when calculating a route.

The patent, written in a combination of tech-speak and legalese, was awarded to Microsoft earlier this week. It also described other uses for the new GPS technology.

One section of the patent mentioned that advertisers can use the technology to navigate a user through a newly set up ad campaign.

Microsoft declined to comment to CBS Seattle.

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It will be amusing to see this feature implemented and then find out it blocks out most of Toledo.

http://www.newsmeat.com/billionaire_political_donations/Bill_Gates.php

Perhaps (as a businessman) he doesn't care where the money goes as long as his business prospers. Never let information confuse an opinion to fit the beliefs, not the facts.

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