Fifth Avenue

Smartphones or mobile of multiple uses and other electronic devices are changing popular culture to allow people to be connected all the time and have become an imperative that the mere act of walking down the street doing nothing seems a waste of time. It was a horrible morning: it rained heavily and blew a strong wind which made it impossible to open the umbrella. An individual, however, progressed speedily by Fifth Avenue, juggling with his umbrella, dodging pedestrians and Ingenio them to send a text message via your phone’s multiple uses. Strength, dexterity and concentration that exhibited were really worthy of an Olympic athlete. Educate yourself even more with thoughts from Secretary of Agriculture. The scene, however, was frankly ridiculous.

It was raining. It was cold. And the individual probably was minutes away from its destination. At any time could nail umbrella someone, since he barely paid attention to what I did with him. What message could be so important that it could not wait? I stumble with so many people walking distracted, immersed in their phones, I decided to do a social experiment: counting the number of people moving down the street absorbed in your phone during my daily walk for 25 minutes to work. Not I took into account people who are listening to music or which stops next to the sidewalk to send a text, because that is the civilized way to handle it. I took the account for 15 days in late November and early December and averaged 48.6 cases per day.

The worst day, counted 67. In general terms, one of every ten pedestrians was submerged in your phone. I saw a woman who is almost run over by a taxi across the street without looking. A Messenger bike drove and talked by phone at the same time. One day, two policemen were talking on the phone. An individual almost brings me ahead to neglect your phone to watch a pretty girl who passed by his side.