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Google will give you a ‘Heads Up’ when you’re walking on your phone… and Darwin weeps

Once, just once, I’d like to sit down at my computer on a Monday morning and not want to smash my face repeatedly into the keyboard. Unfortunately, today’s not that day: because Google is rolling out Heads Up, a feature that’ll alert users when they’re walking and using their phones.

To put that another way, you’ll get a reminder on your phone to stop looking at your phone while you’re using your phone.

On the November 24, 1859, Charles Darwin released On the Origin of SpeciesIn this work, he theorized that life on Earth got to its current state through natural selection and evolution. The idea is that beneficial traits are passed down generation-to-generation, while negative ones disappear, slowing shaping that creature’s future.

I worry about humans molded by Google’s Heads Up feature.

But let’s get some more information out in the open. This new feature was spotted in the wild by Twitter user, Jay Prakash Kamat. It looks like this: