Family & Lifestyle

Police Body Cameras, Sight by Sonar, Goldfish Attention Span

The Matt Townsend Show
  • May 28, 2015 1:00 pm
  • 2:18:08

Police Body Cameras (12:55) Marina Lowe, of the Legislative and Policy Counsel at the ACLU of Utah. Lowe worked with the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association, in the Appellate Division. Prior to that, Marina was an associate at the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP in San Francisco, concentrating on commercial litigation, as well as intellectual property counseling and litigation. Marina Lowe talks with Dr. Townsend about police body cameras and how effective they are in helping the police/citizen relationship. The Blind Can See Using Sonar and They Are Fearless (58:35) Daniel Kish is the President of World Access For The Blind. He is a popular TED Speaker. Daniel Holds two Masters degrees, Life-Span Developmental Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino, and Special Education from Cal. State Los Angeles. Daniel teaching others to see using echolocation, but perhaps his most important work is teaching both the blind and seeing to live without fear or inhibitions.  Our Attention Spans Have Become Shorter than Goldfish (1:44:41) Vito Pilieci, from The Ottawa Citizen, suggests that our use of pocket-size devices could have caused our attention spans to decline to shorter than that of a goldfish! Mr. Pilieci has been on the forefront of reporting on issues of copyright and privacy, social media as well as Canada’s wireless and wired Internet industries. He was awarded the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology reporting in 2012 and his reviews on new consumer technology run regularly in papers right across the Postmedia chain. He joins us today to discuss the studies he investigated that led him to write this article and to help us understand how the goldfish has surpassed us in attention span.