In three years of full time driving I have never seen it as slow as it has been the past couple of weeks. drove for 4 hours this morning had 5 requests, 3 of which were very short. Went for an entire without anything at all and I can honestly say I don't think I have ever experienced that before. I don't feel this is down to less demand but the sheer volume of drivers on the road. It seems 70% of every car in the loop has a rideshare sticker. I am also suspicious that behind the scenes Uber is manipulating this over population of cars somehow. Perhaps taking drivers offline even though the driver thinks he is online. Its hard for me to believe you can go an entire hour without a single request in the heart of the city. Obviously my theory is very much conspiracy theory but given Uber's track record I feel it a possibility.