Smartphone x Evacuation

Posted: August 26, 2011 in Food for Thought
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via Goodbye forever fatty

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So as you may know we had an earthquake here in the Northeast earlier in the week, so that means I felt all of the shaking on the 48th floor of my building…which is also in the vicinity of Ground Zero.

As we received no direction of what to do people decided to take the long trek down the stairs – all 48 flights. It sucked, but not because of the distance but because the amount of people on their smartphones significantly slowed down the process. If it were a real emergency lives would have been lost because people did not think of safety first, but information first. And outside, the scene was the same: every single person on their smartphone.

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