Homeless as a Wifi Hotspot?

5 years ago

In today`s Metro newspaper in New York City on the front cover "This man is homeless... and a Wi-Fi hotspot" Wow. The concept was developed by an ad agency at a conference. They actually got a few homeless people in Austin, TX where the conference is held to demonstrate the idea. They got them to wear those T-Shirts as pictured above and attached to them WiFi routers. The homeless was then allowed to charged people $2 for 15 minutes which proceeds go to the homeless and a shelter from which they were from.

There is some outcry to this idea as dehumanizing to the homeless. But at the same time it does provide them with an income. Overall though I`m against the idea. Having a router next to you cannot be good for the body. What next? Using them to test make up? How about instead of crash dummies use homeless people?

What do you think of this idea of using homeless people as WiFi hotspots?

Source of image is from my camera taking a picture of the front cover of the Metro newspaper dated March 13, 2012.

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