this for a very long time!
The short version: Apparently, research suggests GPS is eroding our ability to make mental maps of our worlds. To which I say, BLERG!! One of the greatest of the smaller joys of my life is constructing inside myself, inch by painful inch, a map of the universe. To not know where you're going beyond a tinny, off-kilter string of words?
I'd say heartbreaking, but I'm too busy mapping where the pieces fall.