A computer class for a college student in 1980 would have included a computer, which took up an entire room, paired with programming language and punch cards. Today’s younger generation would have trouble imagining a world without personal computers and smart phones. Tell them phones were once connected to the wall (and if no one answered, you called back later) and you will receive a blank stare of disbelief. Consider just the past fifteen or so years, which have brought us, wireless internet, smart phones, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. When you realize just how much these technologies have changed our lives, imagine a decade from now—or even longer.
Today's teenage drivers have to combat a variety of distractions when they are behind the wheel. They must actively ignore a beeping, ringing cellphone. They must try to block out loud and rowdy friends. And they must do this while attempting to drive a vehicle. (more…)