These days, when you are walking along the street, do you ever have to avoid someone who is about to walk into you because they haven’t seen you? And why haven’t they seen you? Because they have had their face down looking at their phone.
I read an article on the BBC today which talks about this issue. It’s rather long, but is a good read.
Shorter and easier to understand, is the YouTube video which shows what Docomo, Japan’s biggest phone company, think would happen if everyone was using their phone as they crossed Japan’s busiest junction In Shibuya, Tokyo. It’s rather funny, but also worrying at the same time. No wonder it’s been called ‘dumb (ie. stupid) walking!’
Let me know what you think.