How Common Sense Pays Over Technology

EP McKnight, MEd
Mar 5 · 3 min read

Instincts of humans or animals are true forces within, guiding without

Sometimes life is preventable but at the same time thing happen for a reason and a season. A life is a life and technology is technology, common sense must stand in the gap to save a life or prevent death.

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Babies and animals are at our mercy and must be protected at all times and in all situations. Technology should never be trusted as a babysitter or dog-sitter! Every year especially in the summer when the temperature reach three digits, these causalities happens. You’d think that extra precaution would be taken during these dangerous high temperature times. Yes, I know we all get busy and preoccupied but we don’t forget to get ourselves out of a hot car. Hello! The same care should be expended to others, animals and little humans.

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Commonsense has been replaced with technology and that’s a dangerous thing. Technology is designed to fail by nature at some point. It’s just the way it is. Last week a driver was at the wheel dead asleep with her car on automatic pilot as many cars drove past. Someone videotaped her and reported it. She is not only a danger to herself but others. Her license should be revoked and given a stiff penalty to set a precedence for others who may be considering doing the same. There have been other similar cases where a driver solely depended on automatic pilot driving their cars as they slept shows no common sense in their action. Where’s the commonsense to realize that many lives are at risk to one’s neglect and/or technology.

Recently, a poor Police canine, Ozzy, a 5 year K-9, lost his life because technology failed to alert the police whose care he was in that the temperature in the car was at a dangerous level. This failure cause the life of Ozzy.

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This police department issued vehicle with an app designed to warn of heat failed. While the dog and his handler, were off duty, Ozzy died after being left in the department-dissuaded vehicle when a fail-safe controlling system malfunctioned. Note this is not the first, there has been other K-9 deaths thought the country. How many death does it take to get it that this system is flawed? Where’s the common sense here? Obviously, these systems are fallible. When working the app alerts a cellphone app to signal when the vehicle is getting to warm. Why not check the technology upon exiting the car? With babies, check your back seat to ensure your car is empty and secure.

This is not about pointing the finger at anyone, but a wake up call to the fact that technology will fail or malfunction at some point and should not be totally depended upon.

In 2015, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette 46 police dogs throughout the United States have died from heat while inside their handlers cars from 2011–2015 and has continued with K-9.

In conclusion, let’s go back to what we know and that is that common sense is the best rule of thumb for doing the right thing by all and animals alike. Use common sense and save a life especially during extremely hot weather.

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