Multi-tasking | Tamela Rich
At the risk of sounding antisocial, I wonder why texting and driving can't be an acquired skill. The brain is capable of so many things, why not this? In July 2009 a new computer AAA Foundation released a new computer program designed to help Baby Boomers retrain their brains and delay the impact of aging.

Multi-tasking

Here’s a cool online simulator of texting while driving.text-drive It requires you to navigate toll gates (of the type you see on a toll road) while answering a text message and avoiding pedestrians. It comes with a disclaimer that you should never text and drive, no matter how well you score.

At the risk of sounding sociopathic, I wonder why texting and driving can’t be an acquired skill.

In July 2009 a new computer AAA Foundation released a new computer program designed to help Baby Boomers retrain their brains and delay the impact of aging.  Developed byPositScience, DriveSharp claims that using it 20 minutes a day 3+ times a week will:

  • Increase your useful field of view by 200%—see more in your peripheral vision
  • React faster to dangers—stop 22 feet sooner when traveling at 55 mph
  • Drive with greater confidence at night, in traffic, and in new places
  • Cut your risk of a car crash in half

The brain is capable of miraculous things.  Why not texting and driving?


About Tamela M. Rich

From Charlotte, NC, Tamela writes books, articles, speeches and presentations for business professionals. From "the road" she writes about the people, places and experiences she discovers and the life lessons she learns from them. Invite her to share some of her lessons from the road at your next event!

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