December 18, 2017
Not finding a location anywhere in a bustling metropolis is a flat out lie and the people should be allowed to judge your incompetence to navigate an app.
You have arranged to meet a group of people for a very important meeting. A few days prior you sent everyone an email with the address to the meeting place and all the details. Of course you imagine everyone would show up on time, but you get an email saying one person got lost trying to find the building a few minutes before the meeting is to start. It’s 2017, most people have smartphones in their pockets or dashboard GPS technology in their cars. So how is it possible for someone to get lost?
This scenario is exactly what I experienced and it confused me so much I had to blog it out.
Technology has advanced us to the point where people can no longer say I got lost or I had no way to contact you. Google Maps, Ways, and Apple Maps have an accuracy rate of 98.771%. If you have an address, you can get there using any of these standard apps from anywhere in the world. So getting lost is nearly impossible.
For those naysayers that want to claim not everyone has a smartphone – yes you are correct, but 9 out of 10 homes in America have this thing called the internet. And if the non-smartphone owner wasn’t sure about how to get somewhere hopefully they’d be smart enough to look it up on the internet and print out a map. In addition, they would leave early enough to make sure they found the location with time to spare.
Claiming to get lost on the way somewhere has a high probability of being a lie. People don’t get lost; they overslept, were running late or just didn’t want to show up. Technology gives you an estimated time of arrival. Technology even warns you of traffic. Even more so, technology allows you to see an image of where you are to go. It may be an outdated satellite image, however you can walk the streets of your destination; which is a more recent image thanks to those annoying-spying Google cars with the cartoon sized golf ball on the roof.
Sorry, saying that you can’t find a location anywhere in a bustling metropolis is a flat out lie and the people you delayed or missed should be allowed to judge your incompetence to navigate the mean streets of an app.