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Apr 4, 2017 ... Navigation apps like Google's Waze reduce the amount of mental power ... University College London (UCL) and other institutions conducted a study ... When participants had to do the hard mental work of figuring out ... He adds: “I'm hoping in the future we'll start making technology that more empowers us.


Jun 25, 2016 ... We increasingly rely on GPS to get from A to B. But what happens if we're led ... Search with google ... Albert and Rita had known each other since high school. ... place can attest to how easy it is to let GPS do all the work.


Aug 18, 2013 ... A look at the research and what we might do to make technology ... my work address into my smartphone and listened as a GPS-powered, ...


Nov 19, 2016 ... Others, when their devices failed, couldn't read the snow or recognize traditional landmarks. ... In his book Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and ... Rather, the problem is how smartphone apps such as Google Maps, ... uses the hippocampus, an area in the center of the brain crucial to ...


May 2, 2016 ... Reliance on GPS erodes our ability to build our own cognitive maps, changing technology and messing with our minds. ... It seems a quirk in Google Maps' database is leading drivers in search of the ... the way to Croatia, it seems clear these people turned off part of their brain after turning on the ignition.


Oct 18, 2011 ... Google engineers explain the technology behind their self-driving car and ... The vehicle also carries other sensors, which include: four radars, ... Using GPS- based techniques alone, he said, the location could be off by several meters. ..... human brain is more capable of,there are both a lot of work-arounds ...


Mar 30, 2016 ... This is the vision with which innovative companies such as Google and Amazon tempt us. The days ... Successful navigation indoors will need other solutions, such as a ... The human brain has everything that a hill walker might put in a rucksack. ... GPS uses the World Geodetic System 1984, for example.


Mar 8, 2013 ... Your brain on maps: Map reading and orienteering are becoming lost arts in the world of global positioning systems (GPS) and other geospatial technologies. ... For example, taking the same route home from work becomes second .... Each new innovation of Google Maps only brings about a decrease in ...


May 15, 2014 ... Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to ... Last fall, Anthony Levandowski, another Googler who works on .... which it then uses to orient itself (with the rough guidance of GPS) in virtual Mountain View. ... between how the Google cars work and how our own brains do.