Imagine a world without TomTom, Garmin, or Magellan, and no map app built into your smartphone. Drivers would have to once again bug gas station attendants for directions and wrestle with paper maps that never seem to fully unfold.
Luckily, we have GPS, and GPS is awesome. Unfortunately, thanks to its ease of use and accessibility, GPS may be turning us into quarter-fed automatons that have shed common sense in favor of technology reliance.
Here are some examples of how GPS has failed its users-and how we're collectively failing the "capable of independent thought" exam.