"i also would admit that this is a very dangerous habbit, any mishap can happen and then it will be all because of technology!"
Your comment just reminds me of a joke in which a man cursing a tree which suddenly come in his way and bumped into him while he was walking straight on the road side. Just because your feet rolled about in the mud or your car just bumped into the tree when you were busy with your gadgets, You can't just put the entire blame on them like this,because those accidents weren't because of those technologies but you.
i'd admit that i'm one of the people you're talking about. because we have been so comfortable witht the keypad and know all the locations of the keys on screen it somehow seems easy to walk and text, or drive and text. just a second glance on the screen is ok and then we can continue with talking or driving. having said that, i also would admit that this is a very dangerous habbit, any mishap can happen and then it will be all because of technology!
The problem of pedestrians not looking where they're going while texting is likely going to be solved by criminals taking advantage of these people... and robbing them while they're distracted. That'll teach people to be more aware of their surrounding really quick.
Coming inside yesterday evening after sitting on the porch with my book, I continued to read the page I was on and walked right into the coffee table, stubbing my toe. So it's not only texting and driving that people shouldn't do. I don't recommend walking and reading, either!
I am surprised people can get from A to B on foot while texting. You'd think they'd all be walking into each other, but there seems to be some sense which allows them to steer a more or less safe path.
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