GPS: A Turn by Turn Case-in-Point

GPS: A Turn by Turn Case-in-Point

Jeff Robbins (Rutgers University, USA)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2011040101
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Abstract

This case examines GPS navigation as a case-in-point of what technology, sold on the promise of what it can do for society, is also doing to society. Conventional wisdom insists that there are better things to do than find directions from here to there without turn by turn directions. While it may be true that losing the ability to find one’s own way may be no great loss, as a tributary feeding into the river of what’s going on across the board of human skill erosion, it’s a symptom of far more serious summing going on.

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