Post by worksforme2 on Oct 20, 2019 7:49:13 GMT -5
It's been a while and almost certainly texting has gotten worse since this happened a couple yrs. ago. My X and I went to see a movie. After the usual announcements which included turning off one's phone the picture started. It hadn't been on too long when a woman immediately in front of us began sending and receiving texts. Every few minutes her phone would light up. After about 10 minutes my X had had enough. She tapped the woman on the shoulder and told the woman her texting was very intrusive and bothered the others wishing to enjoy the movie. The woman stopped and talked to her H, a few seconds later they got up and moved. Everywhere I look people are glued to their phones. Would it be in society's best interest to limit the times and places people can text?
I was thinking about Brother worksforme2 experience at the movies, and it occurred to me that 100 years ago not too many people would ever have been to see a movie, the technology being in its' infancy back then.
Nowdays going to the movies is not a particularly notable event.
30 years ago not too many people had a simple mobile phone on which calls could be made and received. Nowdays everyone seems to have them and you can send messages, videos, hook in to the internet etc etc.
"Would it be in society's best interest to limit the times and places people can text?" - is the question raised.
It is already moving that way in my jurisdiction. Technology is under development that will make your mobile phone inoperative in your motor vehicle (apparently there is a very high % of road deaths and trauma attributable to people being distracted by their phone - particularly texting - whilst driving)
It wouldn't be such a stretch for area (say a movie theatre) to be able to block incoming/outgoing mobile phone traffic.
Side-bar ..... Currently the penalty for being on your phone whilst driving is $ 500 (AUS) and 4 demerit points on your licence.
Post by worksforme2 on Oct 21, 2019 8:46:09 GMT -5
baza your response was in tune with a vid I watched a could days ago of a father who saved his son from a foul ball hit in to the stands. At an AL playoff game the father knocks a ball away from his sons head inches before the son is beaned. What was the 11-12 yr. old doing instead of watching the game?..texting
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