#NoThanks #DontNeedIt

https://www.blog.google/products/pixel/new-pixel-features-drop/

We’re introducing new safety features, too, like safety check, which schedules a check-in from the app at a later time. For example if you’re about to go on a run or hike alone, safety check will make sure you made it back safely. If you don’t respond to the scheduled check-in, the app will alert your emergency contacts. In the event that you need immediate help or are in a dangerous situation, emergency sharing notifies all of your emergency contacts and shares your real-time location through Google Maps so they can send help or find you

Sounds like a good way to get people to ignore a genuine call for help. No thanks. We need a people solution not a tech solution. Looks like something I’ll be disabling

This is true

Along the lines of requiring bicycle helmets or helmets while skiing

https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/27/mandatory-masks-arent-about-safety-theyre-about-social-control/