Politicians are not the most educated people in our society, the more you hear them speak, the more this notion gets solidified.
Akhilesh Yadav, while speaking with a reporter on Vikas Dubey’s encounter, said that Google map could be used to “track” when the barricades were put and when the car carrying Vikas Dubey flipped. The interviewer could be seen holding out his smirk. Twitter came alive with his poor understanding of the technology behind Google maps.
Google doesn’t track traffic from a satellite above. It is rather done through phones of people driving on the road itself. More number of phones in an area means more traffic and less number of phones mean less traffic, that’s how easy it is to understand.
Politicians are not the smartest people around and most of the times they show poor knowledge of the world around them. As someone has said, “the ability to speak doesn’t make you intelligent.”
The video below shows a man faking traffic by pulling 100s of phones through a bridge in Berlin, Germany. In the videos, it shows high traffic on the road although there were no cars. This is because all the phones were sending data to Google and Google was looking at it as that many cars or bikes on the road and hence showing high traffic. That, however, was not the case. Google was fooled and so are we by choosing leaders who don’t know much about anything.