Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Looks like Google really is making us stupider. Or maybe we do a good enough job at being stupid without their help, thank you very much.

Salt Lake City police say a 27-year-old man was trying to go north to Bountiful. He pulled up Google Maps on his cell phone to find an alternate route.

Instead of heading home, he ended on a four-wheeler trail somewhere above City Creek Canyon near 5500 East and 1900 North.

Detective Jeff Bedard, spokesman for the Salt Lake City Police Department, said, "He was about seven miles or so off-road." Bedard said the man eventually rolled his Jeep Liberty.

Bedard says it underscores the limitations of services like Google Earth and Google Maps. He says, "If you look at something from a bird's-eye view and just think, ‘I'm gonna get from point A to point B,' if you're going over the top of the mountain that's not necessarily gonna be the easiest way."

Wow. You just can't make this stuff up.

Image Source: Google Maps. Millions of maps in the hands of millions of morons. Heaven help us.

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