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No More Parking Karma

Ok I know this has nothing to do with FairerScience but it so tickled me, I couldn't resist posting about it. According to the New York Times, you aren't going to need parking karma in San Fransisco any more.

This fall San Francisco "will test 6,000 of its 24,000 metered parking spaces" for a "wireless sensor network that will announce which of the spaces are free." The parking meters at the empty spaces will announce their availability to drivers "looking at maps on screens of their smartphones" or at "displays on street signs".

I wonder what San Franciscans, and those of us who visit San Francisco a lot, will do with all that time we used to spend circling blocks pleading for good parking karma. I have some ideas as to what I'm going to do!