That wasn't big brother that was an advertising agency.While I agree that texting and driving don't go together doesn't it scare anyone how easy it was for "big brother" to take control of every phone in that theater.
or become a mountain man in the Alaskan bush. Our electronic devices are both crutches and tethers.That wasn't big brother that was an advertising agency.
I'm sure big brother has better toys than that.
Anyone who says anything into a wireless phone of any sort or post anything on the internet that they don't want to come back to haunt them latter in a court room should pay to sit with an attorney for an hour and have a long discussion on privacy.
or become a mountain man in the Alaskan bush. Our electronic devices are both crutches and tethers.
Truth. Personally, I can't even change the radio station in THE CAR and drive at the same time. Something a lot of people fail to understand is that if you're driving and screwing around on your phone, you're not doing two things at once. You're doing 10 things at once. Steering, operating the throttle/brakes, navigating, negotiating traffic, watching for pedestrians...and apparently checking your facebook (I know that's not 10 things, grant me some leeway on the hyperbole).Some years ago I bought my first bagger with a radio.
Having never owned a bike with a radio it was all new to me.
I thought to myself as I was tuning in a station I wonder how many riders have died looking for a better station? It's gotten a lot worse since then. We have autocom systems and they are even worse.
Mostly I just shut up and drive. But that is me.
Some people think that they can multitask quite well.
But research shows that far less than 1% of people actually can multitask.
The rest of us just do everything poorer the more things we try to do.
The study I read said that the people who couldn't multitask had no indication that they couldn't. Most of the people they tested thought they were pretty good at it, but were unable to truly multitask at all.
Performing multiple tasks isn't the problem. As Luci pointed out, just driving requires multi-tasking. The problem is taking eyes off the road.But research shows that far less than 1% of people actually can multitask.
I'll buy that. I always wonder how people come to believe they're good at multitasking when evidence often shows they're not. Break it down simply, I've got subordinates who claim to be good at multitasking. Employee evaluation time rolls aorund and I tell them, "you're no good at multitasking." They get indignant and claim they are, at which point I remind them about how they can't talk and work at the same time, or answer the phone while they're using the computer terminal (seriously, they'll stand there at the computer and let the phone, 10 inches away, ring 40 damn times). I really want to know what even prompts some people to believe they can perform multiple tasks effectively and simultaneously. Is it just good ol' ego? Or one time they assembled a children's bicycle while paying their credit card bill over the phone?Performing multiple tasks isn't the problem. As Luci pointed out, just driving requires multi-tasking. The problem is taking eyes off the road.
Granted, we all do it to some extent. But taking a glance at a radio button is a whole lot different than writing a love letter to your sweetie with your thumbs while approaching a stopped motorcyclist.
That's what the researchers thought before they started.But taking a glance at a radio button is a whole lot different than writing a love letter to your sweetie with your thumbs while approaching a stopped motorcyclist.