When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan’s capital, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road.

But the growing ranks of these cellphone addicts are turning cities like Tokyo, London, New York and Hong Kong into increasingly hazardous hotspots, where zombified shoppers appear to be part of vast games of human pinball.

 

 

THERE’S MORE:

http://news.yahoo.com/japans-smartphone-zombies-wreak-havoc-streets-041429445.html

 

And for every ‘problem’ there is a solution.

A Chinese city is asking smartphone users to walk in their own sidewalk lane

 

TO CONTINUE:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/09/15/a-chinese-city-is-asking-smartphone-users-to-walk-in-their-own-sidewalk-lane/

 

 

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