Science is like a double edged sword, and it brings a bomb and a bouquet. It depends on how an individual uses it . The ever growing technology is likely to have its toll, but it all depends on individuals how prudently they are going to use it..
I notice every day 3 out of five people I come across are busy with their mobile phones, talking, texting, listening to music or sharing their phone with someone and watching something.
It has been a practice to engage oneself as soon as getting into an auto. It is not a right way, one should keep looking around to know the route, familiarize the route, and if the driver is a gentleman, he might not take you for granted, but if he is a scoundrel, he would keep going around and may charge you more, might even plan something ahead to harm you, or threaten you.
One can take down the driver's name, registration number any other details of the auto for further course of action in the event of any unpleasant happenings.
Many engage in conversations over the mobile while walking, thus they do not know what's happening and and their in alert positions gives birth to crime.