Sunday, March 18, 2012

What Will We Do When the Power Goes Out? Really Out.


Tourists try to 'drive' to island
Yuzu Noda, 21, said their GPS guide "told us we could drive down there".
As someone who works in the tourist industry I can tell you that there is a certain percentage of the population who have absolutely no sense of direction. It's gotten worse since GPS. I have talked to people who could not drive straight down a road 5 miles without plugging it into the GPS.

Computers have become our external hard drive in the sky, replacing our need to think or remember - just Google it. And now we can carry that brain around with us everywhere we go and it looks up almost anything we can imagine for us. Instantly. It's amazing, really. But, I think it may be a good idea to think about developing a basic skill set and knowledge base that will help us get through when the power goes out for extended periods or we otherwise lose touch with our external brain. Or the GPS tells us to drive into the bay.

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