Hello guys! I live in Mexico, a very crowded country, specifically with one hundred and twenty three million of people, of which sixty-three and a half million are women.
But for what do I give you these figures? Well, because I want that you dimension the problem I want to talk to you about.
Maybe many of you know this or maybe not, but in Mexico the feminicide rate has been increasing in recent years. And this has caused many of us to take extreme precautions when going out to the street.
One of the precautionary measures that we have taken, is not to use a taxi and in turn ask for an Uber or a Cabify. But even this have been a nightmare… There have been many reports in which the drivers of Uber harass the passengers, try to kidnap, drug or grope them and have even reached the homicide.
But the problem has not been solved by the company, in many cases the support of Uber gives an unfortunate excuse in which "they will closely monitor the behavior of the driver" or they will reimburse you and of course with their well known "apology". And here is when I start to think, what is the use of such a large company, a leader in technology, have so much money and followers can't make an adequate use of the information of their drivers? What is the use of having authentication processes if the drivers sell their accounts on Facebook groups? What is the use of raising a report if only "they will watch the driver"?
It is well known that Uber has stopped implementing its hiring processes in an adequate manner, accepting any person without caring about the consequences of their actions.
And it is so regrettable that, even though they are world leaders, they can not offer adequate protection to their clients.
Of course I understand that a company is not going to change the direction of a complete society but then, what are we doing in the tech sector to turn this situation around? Are we addressing the real problems that are experienced daily or are we just evading them? .
I am very worried about the direction that technology is taking and what humans can do with it ...