Humans are meant to look up and be vigilant of their surroundings. It’s a survival mechanism. Now we stare into our phones, neck hunched over.
Some people argue that this habit is no different than before.
But carrying around paper and a handheld computer is different. You don’t walk and read a newspaper simultaneously but you can walk and drive with your phone because of its size and because it acts like a compass. Accidents are inevitable.
If you’re going to google and social network, stop instead. Get out of the middle of the street. Dictate instead. Or use Beem.
Try to keep your head up and your phone in your pocket, or preferably your purse or backpack. Notice and observe your surroundings. Technology does more good than harm, but the latter is mostly preventable.
“Yeah, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel.” – The Doors, “Roadhouse Blues”