Thursday, October 20, 2011

Texting

I just thought of a solution to a very small part of the texting while driving problem.  Everyone complains that doing something dumb like disabling devices moving over a certain speed will screw with passengers or people on buses or trains, but if the phone is the key to the car (like the GM commercial where the guy's wife starts and unlocks the car from an airplane w/ her iPhone), then you can just disable text/data on the phone which started the car.  It'd only be a useful solution for parents who want to give their kids smartphones (and newish cars), but in 10 years, that will be a lot of people.  And if your kid's phone battery dies, then they can't get home.

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