Hoboken GPS spottings July 2013
Hoboken GPS – Making people dumber?
Continuing the monthly “PSA Photo Gallery,” Hoboken GPS Spottings (a reminder that it is completely moronic to EVER leave your GPS units behind in your vehicles.) No matter what time of day or night, it’s just not a good idea. Like leaving money on the dash!
You ever wonder what happened to spacial awareness? Like actually knowing your way around, in general? Even in a new or strange area?
So many people have these GPS units these days, it kind of scares me. When you have to rely on a robotic voice to tell you when to turn, it just leaves more time for the brain to rot ingesting things like celebrity news and status updates.
Studying maps is a worthwhile hobby in my opinion. Sure, they can be online maps (which can be distracting with the embedded “features,” but also helpful to find businesses or landmarks). But a good ‘ole reliable paper road atlas is a must have. Because one of these days, something will probably go wrong with the whole GPS satellite infrastructure – which will leave millions with no idea of how to get from point A to point B.
Even if you aren’t a directional dummy, it’s still good to “exercise the brain” often just to keep it in shape! Don’t let technology harm you!
About Hoboken GPS spottings
The Hoboken GPS Spotting feature exists, not for the purpose of publicly “shaming” anyone, but rather to raise awareness that it’s not in your best interest to leave items of value in plain sight. If people chose common sense over convenience or carelessness, perhaps we can provide fewer opportunities for petty criminals to get away with an easy grab.
If this feature just saves one person from being victimized, then it’s worth it to me.
What do you prefer? The hassle of filing a police report and fixing your car? Or taking a few seconds of extra time to prevent it?