Path app creator Dave Morin believes last week’s Spanish train crash was a “message” from God.
The controversial theory about the recent tragedy appeared on Path, which is Morin’s alternative to the social media giant known as Facebook. Needless to say, it’s probably only a matter of time before Morin is flooded with a series of comments about this insensitive post.
“Now a train? God is sending us a message: current plane and train technology is old and we are not thinking big enough and progressing. Time for the Hyperloop. Either that or the message is to spend more time at home,” Morin wrote.
For those who haven’t heard, the Hyperloop is a theoretical form of transportation suggested by inventor and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. The system was designed as a high-speed alternative to boats, planes, automobiles, and trains.
In short, Dave Morin is suggesting that the horrific Spanish train crash is God’s way of saying that we need rethink the way we travel around the globe. While the Hyperloop might be a fantastic alternative, making such a statement in the wake of such a tragedy is pretty tasteless.
Last week’s derailment in Spain occurred last Wednesday after the train attempted to make a curve while going too fast. The train came off the tracks and collided with a concrete wall. The accident claimed the lives of 79 people.
Officials stated that 70 people were also injured during the train wreck. All of them remain hospitalized as of this writing, including 22 who are listed in critical condition.
Francisco Garzon, the 52-year-old train driver, was placed under arrest on Thursday. Garzon reportedly took the blame for the accident. The driver said that he simply took the curve too fast.
“[Garzon is charged with] 79 counts of homicide and numerous offences of bodily harm, all of them committed through professional recklessness,” the court said in a statement.
What do you think about Path app creator Dave Morin’s comments regarding the Spanish train crash? Do you agree that the accident was a “message” from God?
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