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Does the world need smartphone apps to tell people to pay attention to where they walk?

Asked by elbanditoroso (29735points) 1 month ago

read this about a new app option that supposedly will keep people from being distracted when they are walking.

another article

Are these necessary? Why not let Darwinism take care of things?

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kritiper's avatar

Instead of getting some app to help people navigate through their lives, I suggest they get their mommies to hold their hands instead. MUCH more reliable than some stupid app…

Dutchess_III's avatar

Love this question.

janbb's avatar

Wouldn’t it better if they just turned off the damn phones while walking? (I must be channeling Squeeky this morning!)

rebbel's avatar

I’m cheering this technology on.
In fact, I have this app, and it’s very helpful indeed.
Just as the two apps I downloaded quite recently; one that tells me when to lift up my left, cq my right foot, and the one that says “Breath in. Now breath out”.

Dutchess_III's avatar

There is nothing I hate more than to see an adult walking “with” a toddler, but the adult is so lost in their phone that they have no idea where the kid is in relation to them.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

You seen these idiots?
Of course they need an app for this, or we could just let the bodies pile up.
And thanks @janbb .
When people give me shit for not having a smart phone I tell them there is no way I am giving up one of my hands to have a smart phone look around 95% or more of people that have a smartphone ALWAYS have it in one of the hands all day long.

ragingloli's avatar

Absolutely.
I would however introduce a hidden feature, that every once in a while, deliberately steers someone (preferrably a child) into oncoming traffic, or shows them that the traffic light is green, when it is instead red.

zenvelo's avatar

People who really need them wont pay attention to them. They’ll turn off notifications.

I prefer Darwinism.

SnipSnip's avatar

That’s funny. Before smart phones people paid attention to where they were walking.

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