Technology is amazing, right?
It’s mean and cruel.
You trust it with all your secrets and it betrays you by sharing your secrets with the world.
Here are eight hilarious stories where technology betrayed people.
My phone lagged and then accidentally sent a picture of my embarrassing selfies to my friends… Awkward.
I was getting ready to drive from Green Bay to Minneapolis for a weekend, which is basically a four hour drive west. While sitting in my driveway, I programmed our GPS to go to my destination in the Twin Cities. Late Sunday afternoon, sitting at my original destination, I programmed the GPS to take me to my home. I didn’t look at the map, because I was literally just reversing the route I had taken to get to the same spot. The estimated time of arrival said 8:00 something, and since I was leaving around 4 pm, that made sense too.
Except that it wasn’t estimating that I’d get home at 8:56 PM. For reasons we still don’t understand, the GPS didn’t just reverse the route and instead, programmed a route that would take me 8 hours and 56 minutes and go through Iowa and southern Wisconsin. I didn’t notice until I had been driving for almost two hours and I still hadn’t crossed the Mississippi River. I ended up having to turn around, go back to Minneapolis and stayed overnight somewhere in Western Wisconsin, missing a half day of work the next day.
I still want to smash that GPS with a hammer over that incident.