Here are some tweets I tweeted after I tried to ride one of those terrible Bird electric scooters:
I decided to try out one of those Bird electric scooters and it ended up making me feel like I was in a libertarian proto-madmax dystopia.
I saw ppl riding them and thought I’d try it. You pay $1 and then it’s metered by minute. Got the app and walked to four scooter icons on the map.
I found some teens smoking a joint with four scooters and they told me to get lost.
I walked to another nearby but when I got to it it was a flower bed and no scooter and then the icon disappeared.
Finally I found one up the road and it started loudly beeping at me when I got close which is fun for everyone.
I unlocked it with a QR code, scanned front and back of my drivers license, scrolled down a user agreement that was the full text of Moby Dick.
Then at the bottom there were 5 or 6 legally binding terms I had to click including that I was wearing a helmet and would not ride downhill.
I had a sudden vision of a future where this is how you acquire all goods: transportation, water, food, electricity. Hunt it down on GPS, accept full liability, start the meter.
I deleted the app and walked instead it was very pleasant.