Autoenshittification. How the computer killed capitalism. – by Cory Doctorow

The author criticizes the digital infrastructure in cars, claiming that it poses a threat to privacy and security. The car industry’s dependence on microchips is highlighted, with the recent chip shortages during the pandemic causing production delays. Desperate for chips, car companies even resorted to buying washing machines just to extract the microchips from them. Furthermore, the author argues that the digital systems in cars lead to a decline in quality, frequent repairs, and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Drivers are said to despise the touchscreens and insecure apps, making it a major point of dissatisfaction with automakers’ products.

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