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Texting While Walking - Natural Selection At Work?

People texting and walking into fountains. Into bears. Falling down open manholes and into buses. Why can't we take our eyes off those little screens?

The Associated Press investigates our apparently growing commitment to hand-held technology -- and the consequences.

 

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Jose August 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Reminds me of an old SNL skit: Hire the Incompetent. They need our help, too!
Nancy Lee August 16, 2012 at 11:46 PM
I mean really --- what are these people thinking?? That an airbag will go off when they run into a bus or propellor blade? Whats next? Texting while being a lumberjack? While walking on an aircraft carrier? While working with wild animals? I do actually think the species has reached the tipping point and started to weed out the ones that aren't so bright.
Lissa Sorensen August 17, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I watched a young lady steering by smartphone step out onto Market street and in front of a cab yesterday. Its a good thing she had her earbuds in because the cab guy let her have it but she just kept going. I'm surprised more people aren't seriously hurt. Subway tracks are kind of hard to miss.

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