April 25, 2012, 10:28 AM — One of the big jokes when Google debuted its Google Glasses video was that people would be so distracted by the pop-up messages and other data that they'd walk into the street and get hit by a bus. Well, we don't even need those technological marvels, we just need to be talking on the cell phone.
In this video from China, we see a teen-aged girl on her cell phone when the sidewalk below her collapses, and she falls into a sinkhole.
Granted, this is a really freak accident, and most people who walk and talk can do this without necessarily falling into a hole. But if we're all going to start putting on Google Glasses, not only do we have to worry about not getting hit by a bus, but we need to be on the lookout for sinkholes as well.
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