GPS: Getting Lost is a Thing of the Past

With more and more cars installed with GPS and more and more cell phones GPS enabled, the days of getting lost on the roadways are close to nonexistent. While it will be a while before everyone has these devices, the days of fretting about getting around a new city and driving in circles while trying to get to your destination will soon be a thing of the past.

What We Have Gained

What We Have Lost

  • Our children will likely never know the stereotype of the dad who refuses to pull over to ask for directions because he is too stubborn to admit he is lost.
  • No more are the days you can say you’re late because you were lost. Thank goodness for traffic and construction!
  • Spontaneous discovery. With a GPS in hand it’s impossible to get lost trying to find a restaurant and be forced to eat elsewhere, only to discover a new favorite restaurant.
  • Sense of direction. It seems GPS users are quickly loosing their sense of direction or where they are in relation to landmarks.

How Technology Changes Our Lives:

Technology dominates every aspect of our lives. These articles are a series of muses on how technological changes are benefiting and harming the wellbeing of the individual and society as a whole. This is the first article in the series.

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