Sat nav vs common sense: too reliant on technology these days?
Technology makes people lazy. But does it make people stupid as well? That is the question.
Take this 43 year old man from South Yorkshire who appeared to follow his sat nav directly towards the edge of a cliff and actually not stop until his car hit a fence, leaving his car hanging off the edge of the cliff:
Robert Jones continued to follow the instructions when they told him the narrow, steep path he was driving on in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, was a road.
Mr Jones, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, only stopped when his BMW hit a fence above Gauxholme railway bridge on Sunday morning.
Mr Jones was subsequently arrested and summoned to Court for driving without due care and attention. Maybe he should also be sent for an eye exam.
I understand that the GPS is not always accurate, and at times a pain in the ass to use, especially when an annoying voice keeps telling you to make turns usually at the wrong times. But have we reached a point now in time where we are so reliant on technology that we really believe everything we're told instead of going with our common sense?