@jezzy I would immediately use this instead of Uber and Lyft.
@mike Right? Mastodon kind of makes me feel a good route for circumventing giant abusive companies is just to decentralize, like, everything.
I guess that’s the idea behind shopping local. Hah
@jezzy @mike the immediate concern would be how to implement an effective abuse prevention policy (i mean, that's an issue with the fediverse too, but safety is a little more immediate when you're getting into a stranger's car) but yeah all the technology exists to build a federated rideshare system
Fare setting is possibly the hardest. If such a platform is a true market, then there will always be some driver trying to get an edge by undercutting, and fares will race to the bottom again.
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