Stories like this are unlikely to happen in Spain. But Australia is a vast country, and most of the continent is uninhabited.
Technique integrated into our lives on many levels. The difficult thing is realizing when it ceases to be an aid, or a tool. She becomes the one who controls our actions,
A 27-year-old woman named Darien Aspinall had to move from Queensland to Adelaide with her two children aged 2 and 4 and her 50-year-old mother. Huh The two Australian cities separated by a distance of 1,871 kilometres.
Queensland is to the north of Australia and Adelaide to the south, so traveling from one to the other had to pass through the center of the island, as going along the coast meant traveling about 2,000 km more. It was the first time he had made a long journey, so Darian Aspinall decided to rely on Google Maps To guide him from road to road.
Everything was fine until they reached the center of the country. Google Maps begins to guide them through increasingly complex dirt roadsuntil the SUV in which they were traveling got stuck.
almost uninhabited in that area of the country, There is no mobile coverage. So Darien Aspinall and his family could not ask for help. Hours passed and his relatives began to worry, showing no signs of life.
The police launched a massive operation to trace the family. Two days later, a helicopter found a stranded car Two men waving their clothes asked for help. It was Darian and his family.
hours before they had run out of water and food, and they were deciding whether they would receive walking aid. But with two young children and no water, they decided to wait until they were found. It was a good decision.
Police verified that Google Maps had guided them to that route because it was the shortest route, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. Here you can see that the path they chose is in blue, and the one they should have taken is in grey.
The story reminds us of an Indian family who blindly relied on Google Maps… and ended up at the bottom of a stream. They miraculously escaped.
Both adventures are a lesson to be learned: Technology should be a help, but it should never replace our common senseTo the extent of endangering the life of us and our family.
If you’re going down an impassable dirt road… don’t go further. And if you fall into a stream with your car… where were your eyes?
technology helps us, but It should never replace our ability to control the situation.