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Google Maps Is Melting Your Brain

Apps that help you find your way may leave you feeling totally lost in the long run

Google Maps on a phone mounted above a car dashboard.
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I had an English teacher in high school who would repeat the same line over and over again: “Life is what you pay attention to.” He’d scribble it furiously across the whiteboard. He’d yell at us to wake up from the…




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Angela Lashbrook

Angela Lashbrook

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.

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