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Are we losing control over our techno-gadgets? (with video)
Jun 16th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Two unrelated news items

raise this important issue

The study from the AAA Foundation on Traffic Safety is available at no charge on the web.

WE LOVE OUR HIGH-TECH GADGETS. They are becoming so smart they are changing our lives at light-speed.
But two seemingly unrelated items in the news this week have raised an important issue: are we losing control of the technology that is taking over so many aspects of our lives – both virtual and reality-based?
The first was a story in the Wednesday editions of The New York Times by Matt Richtel and Bill Vlasic that appeared in the Business Section on Thursday.
“Voice-Activated Technology Is Called Safety Risk for Drivers”
Richtel and Vlasic reported on a study released the day before by the AAA, whose Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a major experiment in the effects of distracted driving.
“ … a new study says that the most advanced of these (hands-free) systems actually create a different, and worse, safety risk, by taking a driver’s mind, if not eyes, off the road,” they wrote.

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