The Black Io Chronicles.

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A sporadically maintained repository of random whatnots from the co-author of Drugs & Wires. Follow at your own peril.

“Maintain safe distance,” the camera installed above his seat would say when a car cut him off. That data would be sent to Amazon, and would be used to evaluate his performance that week and determine whether he got a bonus.  “Every time I need to make a right hand turn, it inevitably happens. A car cuts me off to move into my lane, and the camera, in this really dystopian dark, robotic voice, shouts at me," Derek, who asked to remain anonymous because he feared retribution from Amazon, told Motherboard. "It's so disconcerting. It’s upsetting, when I didn't do anything.”

You can bet your bottom dollar this would’ve shown up in D&W if they’d managed to roll these things out a few years earlier.