Seeing-Eye People Will Help You Text And Walk Safely

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2013

For Improv Everywhere’s latest stunt, they decided to experiment with the idea of “seeing eye people”: neon-vest-wearing guides to help distracted texters safely navigate the streets of NYC without ever looking up from their phones. They sent a bunch of seeing eye person/distracted texter teams to walk around the city, and filmed the reactions of passersby. It’s pretty funny, but also a little scary–could this be a glimpse into our social media obsessed future? [YouTube via Laughing Squid]