Just to be clear, are you telling us these particular homeless people are innocent victims and not lazy bums who deserve what they’re getting, or are you just looking for an excuse to make Californians feel guilty about something?
Oh, and when the government controls all the capital, that’s called socialism. Socialism is centralized capitalism. Capital without the free enterprise. The US is halfway there with the Federal Reserve, Sallie Mae and Fannie Mae.
Big Tech is free enterprise, is it not?
Bit Tech is not the government (yet), is it?
Your inner Rand should be jumping for joy at the success of Big Tech, should it not?
Social Justice Warriors warring against the down-and-outers
This inspired me to click on the link because I was curious about the identity of these “Social Justice Warriors”.
The robot, produced by Silicon Valley startup Knightscope, was used to ensure that homeless people didn’t set up camps outside of the nonprofit’s office. It autonomously patrols a set area using a combination of Lidar and other sensors, and can alert security services of potentially criminal activity.
Never heard of these guys, have you? They don’t sound like Big Tech, and they don’t sound like your beloved SJW’s either.
The San Francisco branch the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has been ordered by the city to stop using a robot to patrol the sidewalks outside its office, the San Francisco Business Times reported Dec. 8.
So it turns out the government is against this. So much for your socialist dystopia.
In a particularly dystopian move, it seems that the San Francisco SPCA adorned the robot it was renting with stickers of cute kittens and puppies, according to Business Insider, as it was used to shoo away the homeless from near its office.
“Contrary to sensationalized reports, Knightscope was not brought in to clear the area around the SF SPCA of homeless individuals. Knightscope was deployed, however, to serve and protect the SPCA,” A spokesperson for Knightscope told Quartz. “The SCPA has the right to protect its property, employees and visitors, and Knightscope is dedicated to helping them achieve this goal. The SPCA has reported fewer car break-ins and overall improved safety and quality of the surrounding area.”
So it’s not even clear if what supposedly happened happened. And you’re all about innocent-until-proven-guilty, Mr. Special Election so… you’ll have to try harder.