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Applications with implications

Posted: February 16, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 16, 2014 2:00 a.m.

The default position is: elbow tucked against your side and bent at a 45-degree angle, wrist with smart phone in hand also at a 45-degree angle, head tilted to parallel the hand.

Insert ear buds, and the rest of the world disappears.

Wonderful if you are sitting on a park bench, or in your easy chair. Not so wonderful if you are driving, crossing the street on foot, bicycling, shopping, in a meeting, or in another situation requiring knowing what is going on around you.

To talking, texting, emailing and searching the database for esoteric knowledge, add; watching sports, watching other TV shows, and watching YouTube while performing any of the functions listed above.

Though all of us think we can multi-task, even a casual observation shows us to be wrong.

Along with distracted driving, add distracted walking to the list of actions with potentially fatal consequences.

Nearly 2,000 people were killed last year while walking — distracted by their phones. With their ear buds in, they never even heard the car/truck/bus that hit them.

I think it is way past time to consider the implications of the applications.




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