Product Code Database
Example Keywords: dungeon master -mario $53
   » » Wiki: Smartphone Zombie
Tag Wiki 'Smartphone Zombie'.
A smartphone zombie (German: Smombie) is a who walks slowly and without attention to their surroundings because they are focused upon their . This is now a significant safety hazard as distracted pedestrians cause accidents. Cities such as and have introduced special lanes for smartphone users to help direct and manage them.

In , China, the government constructed a dedicated smartphone-sidewalk, separating the phone users and the non-phone users. In , they are called dai tau juk (the head-down tribe).

Texting pedestrians may trip over curbs, walk out in front of cars and bump into other walkers. The field of vision of a smartphone user is estimated to be just 5% of a normal pedestrian's. An app which uses the phone's camera to make it seem transparent can be used to provide some warning of hazards. In , and , ground-level traffic lights embedded in the pavement have been introduced so that they are more visible to preoccupied pedestrians. In , warning signs have been placed on the pavement at dangerous intersections following over a thousand road accidents caused by smartphones in in 2014. In October 2017, the City of Honolulu, Hawaii introduced a measure to fine pedestrians looking at smartphones[1].

Science fiction author predicted the phenomenon in the 1950s in his stories such as and Fahrenheit 451. He wrote at the time how he observed it actually starting to happen in Beverly Hills,

File:Texting in the crosswalk.jpg|Crossing Broadway, File:Blonde woman with tattoos texting on street.jpg|Market Street, File:Flickr - Duncan~ - Mansion House.jpg|By Mansion House, File:Smombie sign in Osaka, March 2017.jpg|A warning sign in File:Texting While Walking - Banur Kharar Highway - Landran - Mohali 2016-08-05 7096.JPG|In , Punjab

See also

Further reading

External links
Page 1 of 1


Pages:  ..   .. 
Items:  .. 


General: Atom Feed Atom Feed  .. 
Help:  ..   .. 
Category:  ..   .. 
Media:  ..   .. 
Posts:  ..   ..   .. 


Page:  .. 
Summary:  .. 
1 Tags
10/10 Page Rank
5 Page Refs