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GPS useage shrinks our brains

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Topic: GPS useage shrinks our brains
Posted By: alabamatoy
Subject: GPS useage shrinks our brains
Date Posted: 08 June 2019 at 2:02pm
https://www.heraldnews.com/opinion/20190606/opinion-heres-what-gets-lost-when-we-rely-on-gps" rel="nofollow - Poor Jake ....


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Posted By: cj8lvr
Date Posted: 08 June 2019 at 5:37pm
We don't provide turn-by-turn whatsoever. 
We provide maps, first, not GPS.
You still gotta navigate your way through the trail, route, to a degree.




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Posted By: alabamatoy
Date Posted: 09 June 2019 at 7:11am
Typical big business owner trying to deflect the fact that his business is bad for our health.

Jake, I am just rattling your cage, no harm intended.

I just thought it was interesting that relying on GPS turn-by-turn is having an actual, measurable, physical affect on us.  I thought about this issue this past week.  I flew into a town where I had never been before, and had only a starred location on my gmaps for the hotel and the meeting location.  If GPS or my phone had gone out, I would have been pretty hard pressed to find my way.


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Posted By: CJ7OX
Date Posted: 04 July 2019 at 1:53am
Interesting article. I have a unique strategy for combatting this, which I have been using for years without realizing there was an issue. I set my destination in the GPS, and then ignore its instructions until I get close to the destination. Drives my wife, and the girl in the GPS nuts! LOL
 
There is probably a lot of truth to the article, though. Especially for kids in this generation. They rely way too much on their devices.


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