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Australian Lady Walks Off A Pier Into The Sea While Checking Facebook

Australian Lady Walks Off A Pier Into The Sea While Checking Facebook

As people in the modern world, we are increasingly reliant on our phones and mobile devices for just about everything. No other generation will have lived through so many technological advancements, which have altered the way almost everything is done. You only need to walk outside to see the impact these small gadgets have had on everyday living.

The scenic and beautiful St. Kilda Pier

The scenic and beautiful St. Kilda Pier

The reality is, you can’t go anywhere anymore without seeing someone walking around with their eyes fixed on their touchscreen mobile phone, and their feet stepping in the street. Talk about multitasking. There is no doubt, the online world is consuming more and more of our hours each and every day. And technology is dangerous, especially when in certain situations we are not entirely focused on the real world we are in.

She managed to keep hold of her phone

A incident in Melbourne, Australia, is perfect proof of how our minds are elsewhere. An unfortunate lady plunging of St. Kilda’s pier into the bay, because she was perusing Facebook on her touchscreen mobile phone. Which we assume is the device she was using, and its hardcore proof of how technology is dangerous and will become more so in the future. Afterall, it is the reason using a mobile phone while driving, can get you in trouble with the police.

The other unfortunate part to the story, was the lady being a non-swimmer, and due to Facebook she ended up in the sea. Humour and this situation do not really go hand in hand. But the looks on the faces of any person who saw her step of the pier, without giving it a second thought must have been priceless.

Since the lady was ok, the situation can be laughed at. Twenty minutes after dropping into the water she was rescued by police, who pulled her into their speedboat. Thankfully, she was alive and well. And throughout the entire ordeal of falling in the water and rising to the surface, she managed to keep hold of her touchscreen mobile phone. Since she was found floating on her back, still clutching it in her hand. This story should have started with a warning, which makes it clear that using technology comes with a risk of drowning and technology is dangerous.

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