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  • People should pay attention to their surroundings even when using gps
  • One time I was driving to the movies and I had my gps on because I didn’t know how to get there, well as I was staring at the gps next thing I know I found myself stuck in a construction zone that said “do not enter”. I could’ve seen this a while back but since I kept starring at the gps I had no choice but to stop. After that I had to take a whole new route that took 20 extra minutes, also my dad one day was starring at the gps too much and he hit a raccoon. This is exactly why you need to always pay attention to your surroundings because you don’t know what may happen. You have to expect the unexpected, I read on Nature.com that people have died using gps because sometimes gps might lead you to a cliff or a lake thinking that there is a bridge and there isn’t any which if your not checking your surroundings you can die!! Yes you read it right YOU CAN DIE!!,which leads me back to my thesis statement that “People Should Pay Attention To Their Surroundings Even When Using Gps!!!”
  • False sense of security
  • A lot of the people in my generation actually think the opposite. They think that gps is great and that it doesn’t fail because of their experiences on using gps over the years. They might have gone out using gps 100 times and never had an issue so they think that gps is an amazing device that you don’t even have to check your surroundings while using it. For example my cousin works for order up and he uses his phone’s gps all the time! in fact I think every order he ever delivered he used his gps and he never had an issue! but is not the same way for other people, gps had lead people to their own deaths.
  • People should pay attention to their surroundings even when using gps
    (REASONS)
  • Dangerous situations around you: Reasons why you should check your surroundings is because you need to be alerted in case of any dangerous situations for example if your just staring at the gps and there’s a moose on the road, or if your just staring dead at the gps and you crash into somebody else’s car.
  • electricity: if the electricity is gone there will be no signal
  • gps battery: If you’re gps battery dies you will have no idea where you are located at.
  • incorrect maps: gps can sometimes send you to places you cant cross , impassible
  • electricity

without electricity there is no signal, without signal the gps will not work and you would be screwed. Without any signal satellites cant send signal to the gps. This will make the gps useless because it wont give routes or directions to where you need to go. “Even if no enemy attacks our electric grid, we know that the sun will. That is because the sun regularly is shooting off geo-magnetic storms in every direction. It is only a matter of time before one of those flares hits the earth straight on with exactly the same EMP-type of effect as if it were a nuclear bomb”. This quote means that you should pay attention to your surroundings and focus! because yes it is possible! It is possible for electricity to go down and if this happens you need to be prepared, that is why you should always check your surroundings and pay very close attention to street names and landmarks.

http://securethegrid.com/the-basics-of-grid-security/

  • Gps Battery
  • When using gps you need to check your surroundings and pay attention to the street names and landmarks because batteries can die it is very common! So you really need to pay attention to your surroundings because if you don’t, then you will have no idea where you are and you would be screwed. Being lost in the middle of Nowhere is no joke. So the best thing to do is to pay attention to your surroundings while using gps. This is because I’m sure nobody wants to be that person that’s lost in the middle of no where. Again this leads me to my thesis statement that people should pay attention to their surroundings even when using gps!!!!
  • incorrect maps
  • Incorrect maps is another reason why you should check your surroundings because Gps can lead you to train tracks, lakes and even cliffs thinking that there might be a bridge. If you don’t pay attention to your surroundings it can lead you to death. “In Chicago a woman was killed after her husband followed their car’s GPS navigation off a partially demolished bridge that has been closed since 2009, Zohra Hussain, 51, died after their Nissan Sentra fell more than 37 feet off the old bridge and burst into flames. with numerous barricades including orange barrels and cones, large wood signs stating ROAD CLOSED with orange striped markings Authorities are trying to understand what prompted the couple to drive onto the bridge past barricades and warnings, though officials believe the couple was likely on the way to visit family and that they were unfamiliar with the area”. This quote means that gps can lead you to death and therefor it is your responsibility to check your surroundings while using gps. Mostly because when using gps you have control of what your doing if you’re the driver! you have to check your surroundings and pay very close attention to what and where you are going.
  • http://www.nature.com/news/technology-use-or-lose-our-navigation-skills-1.19632
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/03/31/driver-follows-gps-off-demolished-bridge-killing-wife-police-say/?utm_term=.644fd38bc54c
  • Conclusion
  • Yes in fact gps is an amazing and very useful device I use it a lot actually, but you have to understand that everything has its ups and downs. For example when you use a helmet it does protects your head but you’re not 100% protected to the point where you can just grab your skateboard and jump off the roof because you might just break your neck. What I’m trying to say here is that your not 100% safe from gps this is why you have to check your surroundings while using gps. To maintain yourself safe! you need to look around for dangerous situations, for construction zones etc. don’t just use the gps to the extreme and not look at your surroundings because you might not have the same luck as others and things can go bad.
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Rice, Carolyn. “Gps from launch to everyday life.” BBC News. Technology Reporter, 15 Feb. 2014. Web. 5 May 2017. People are now using gps in ways that few could have predicted, finding a way to one end of a country to the other required at least one very large map , now with the launch of this amazing system you can find you’re way around easily
  • “The evolution of gps technology .” Book. Springer, n.d. Web. 5 May 2017. This system was one of the very first man-made operational systems , this system can get you out of anywhere you might be and can find any location
  • Agrawal, AJ. “How gps revolutionized technology today.” Huffpost. N.p., 11 May 2016. Web. 5 May 2017. Gps are nearly used in every aspect of life in today’s world , these systems have made maps look small in my opinion these systems are used worldwide”
  • What is gps? Global Positioning System (Gps.” OML WORLDWIDE. N.p., 18 Feb. 2016. Web. 5 May 2017. most drivers have some sort of map guidance in their vehicle , using a map was a skill now today the only real skill requires being able to convey an address to your gps device.
  • McKinlay, Roger. “Use or lose our navigation skills.” Nature.com. N.p., 30 Mar. 2016. Web. 05 May 2017. The days of being lost should be over. Access to satellite navigation is ubiquitous, and 80% of the adult population worldwide is likely to own a smartphone by 2020. Nature.com and other websites predict most people will have a smartphone with a gps Device by year 2020.