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This would be a bluetooth or GPS activiated smartphone
app that keeps track of other versions of itself that pass in
traffic or on the street and accumulates points so that you
have some sense of neighborlyness on the highway. So if
someone wanted to cut in front of you and they had some
points on your system (which would pop up on your
google glasses) you would let them in more readily as a
neighborly gesture, whereas if they had no car points you
could be more wary and not extend them the same
measure of neighborlyness since they were "foreigners" or
"freshman" and needed to taught the life lesson that life is
rough but you have to keep smiling in the face of un-
neigborly-ness until you finally get access by chance or
through the great magnanimity of someone acting in a
that they cant be expected to act, whereupon you can
to show un-neigborly-ness to people who are like you used
to be, as a life lesson, and in gratitude to your mentor
acted so un-expectedly.
[normzone, Dec 13 2012]
||This is sort of interesting - I like how it is not a system for penalizing people or anonymously reporting them to the police.
||The only problem I foresee is that if the same maniac cuts in front of you repeatedly, you will end up being extra kind to him, thinking (s)he's some sort of friend that you've seen many times.
||So the GPS thing should possibly not count situations where (you're driving 30+ MPH) and (other car's speed is > 20 more than you).
||Digitalizing karma is only a short step from commercializing
||//Digitalizing karma is only a short step from
commercializing it.// Would _you_ buy a second-
hand karma from this person?
||I would buy karma from the devil. How about it [8th]?