[BBC News] A bicycle that uses ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles in a cyclist’s path is among the innovations on display at a conference in Glasgow.
The two-day Technology for Life event is exploring how new technology can transform the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
Delegates have been given a chance to try the UltraBike, which allows people with sight loss to cycle independently.
Are you kidding me? Are you fucking kidding me at this point? I mean bicyclists are just straight up fucking with us now, right? I don’t even know what to say. I guess bicyclists are at war with blind people now or something? First they declare war on old people and start attacking them left and right. Now they’re pretty much handing blind people the means to kill themselves. Why not just put them all in a pool and toss in a toaster and be done with it?
If you ride one of these things and get run over by a car I have zero fucking sympathy for you. You wouldn’t drive a car if you were blind would you? And somehow riding a bike is BETTER? At least if you crash your car you’ve got airbags and two tons of steel protecting you. I can’t wait for first cocky blindo to ride one of these things straight into traffic and get obliterated. Oh you didn’t see that car coming? Oh you’ve NEVER seen a car coming? Huh, I guess it turns out you CAN’T navigate a busy street by sonar alone. WHO FUCKING KNEW.
PS. I have nothing against blind people. This is just the way things are. White guys shouldn’t play basketball. Fat chicks shouldn’t wear tank tops. Blindos shouldn’t ride bikes. Know your limitations.Follow @footstepsfaIco