Google Kills Bambi

Van Mensvoort
April 8th 2009

Every emerging next nature typically stresses some older nature. Time after time, we plant a new habituation, a new instinct, a second nature, that causes the first nature to dry out. What is now being experienced as a first nature has once been a second nature and every conquering second nature in the end becomes the first nature.

The images – now removed by Google of course – of a deer that got killed by a Google StreetView car illustrate this principle in an all too absurd fashion.

Google has explained the incident: "The driver was understandably upset, and promptly stopped to alert the local police and the Street View team at Google. The deer was able to move and had left the area by the time the police arrived. The police explained to our driver that, sadly, this was not an uncommon occurrence in the region — the New York State Department of Transportation estimates that 60,000-70,000 deer collisions happen per year in New York alone — and no police report needed to be filed."

Via Streetviewfun.

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Posted 11/01/2012 – 09:30

why he drove so fast !!!!!
couldn't stop ?????

Posted 21/09/2011 – 02:57

The emerging next nature is the number of deer in New York. Once upon a time, cars-always plentiful- happily occupied deer free highways and collisions were rare. However, the population of deer has exploded with suburbanization and the preditor free and browsing rich environment it creates.

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