Recently I was driving on the local interstate, heading to take my ailing father to his check-up. Of the 113 cars that I encountered en route to the physicians office, roughly seventy five percent were driving with one hand(or using their legs and feet)while on their cell phone. I avoided eight sideswipes Multiple lane changes with zero warning Cutting me off and then going fifty miles over the posted seventy miles per hour speed limit. They were living their lives in the phone, notice I said IN the phone and not on it? I believe technology, and bear in mind, I mean the United States in which I live, has crippled the people. They have abdicated control of their to the cell phones. Driving behind a four thousand eight hundred pound(358 stone)rolling death trap S.U.V. Not to mention they physically in a supermarket, pay no attention to their surroundings, kids, money, personal hygiene, or dress attire. I jest none in this, it has made me want to end a person's life, due to their complete disregard for human life or wellbeing. They choose a alternate existence through a miniature device, more than actually living in the reality we have to endure. IPhones are by far the worst brand, but the other gimmicky cell phones aren't too far behind. Since when should a four year old have a eight hundred US dollar(618 Pounds) cell phone? Why does she/he have a YouTube account? A Skype account, Twitter, etc. I shouldn't have to tell you the SEVERE implications of allowing someone so young the very dangerous responsibility of having all these gimmicky apps and programs. In the states, we are mentally ill- This is no jest. What the hell happened to cause everyone to forsake reality, to play escapism into a video game that, they don't play, but rather, it plays them. And all along time marches on, more people will leave life mentally, killing people on the road with this BULL****, and then blame anyone else but themselves. It would be wonderful to see a complete power failure in the states. A blackout of the entire US geographical preface. Do you think people would adapt, and comeback to the REAL reality. Or like I figure, start killing each other, desperately craving for Facebook, like a heroine addict for the next loaded needle. Thank you for reading this semi-rant, with a debate undertone in it. Do you know anyone like this, or have you fallen victim to someone's brains being sucked out by their phones? -HYG Post Script- Law enforcement is now fining "Distracted drivers" up to five hundred USD for driving on the phone. But I've never seen anyone get a ticked for it. A twenty one year old female got a nine year prison sentence for killing a thirty six year old man. She was on Twitter when she mowed him down, crushing his organs into liquid. He died three days after the accident. When will enough be enough?