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No Cellphone walking lane created on Washington D.C. sidewalk as a social experiment for television

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No Cellphone walking lane created on Washington D.C. sidewalk as a social experiment for television
A "No cellphone" lane has been created on a sidewalk in Washington D.C., as part of a social experiment for a television show. The show, which will air on the National Geographic Channel, wants to segregate the sidewalk with one area of concrete reserved for those who are concentrating on where they are going, with a focus on what is in front of them. The other portion of the sidewalk is for those who are constantly looking down at their smartphone screen, oblivious to others. This lane was sub-divided for texters and talkers.

The television show is tentatively titled "Mind Over Masses," and those who observed the filming said that hardly anyone observed the signage on the sidewalk, except those who stopped to take a picture of it. And of course, there were those who were too busy staring at their phones or talking or texting, to view the directions.

Secretary Irene Fadakar had the typical reaction. She noticed the division of the sidewalk at the beginning of the street. But less than a block later, she was talking on her cellphone, right in the middle of the "No cellphones allowed" lane.

There is no word when the program will be aired.

Sidewalk in Washington D.C. is marked up for a television show

source: FoxNews via CNET

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