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Motorways are equipped with various configurable signs on
overhead gantries. Some of these signs are single-colour and
designed to display simple text messages ("Fog Ahead - Slow
Down"; "Lane closed ahead"; "Whelk on Sliproad" etc). Others
are a little more complex and can display black-red-and-white
road signs such as temporary speed limits.
Most the time, these displays sit there blankly staring at
oncoming traffic because there is no fog and no whelks. What
Instead, therefore, why not use idle signage to display basic
but useful facts. For example "Human Genome: 3e9 bases", or
"Prime numbers are indivisbible", or "Deimos, Phobos: moons
of Mars". Facts can be updated every few hours.
[Wrongfellow, Oct 22 2018]
||"THIS SIGN INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK"
||I like the idea of updating facts so often. I mean,
in general, not specifically to do with this idea. It
relates to a revelation I was revealed to the other
day. Essentially, were all fairly scientific around
here, and a lot of the people we associate with are
similarly bent of. Were fairly used to the
enlightenment period being one of four hundred
years of seeing more and more of the truth and
less and less of belief or superstition.
||I think whats happening now over the past couple
of years or so, is that people, especially stupid
people, are increasingly content to acknowledge
that science is a thing, and that it is correct and
all that, but theres no particular pressing demand
to actually let it dominate any more. If you want
to believe some specific frame of bullshit, and it
keeps you happy, then thats now more important
than actual facts and indisputable reality. So what
if its science, I prefer to believe something else
entirely. A few decades ago, not as many people
would be so scientifically aware, most would be,
but not as many as today. A decade or so ago,
nobody would dispute what they see as
scientifically proven facts. Now, theyre pretty
much optional, a mere style, an expression of
individuality, and almost any other fictional version
of reality weighs about the same and is
exchangeable freely with scientific truth.
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