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Waiting for the crosswalk signal to change can be a tedious
affair, but no more, thanks to pedestrian education crossing.
This online system crowd sources the creation and delivery of
30-100 second bytes of information, like the names of the
supreme court justices, the 10 most powerful positions
government, the companies who donated the most to
politicians in the last year, and then plays the audio at
crosswalks while you are waiting. It would combine politics,
||Who waits for the signal? Aren't you too occupied watching for a gap in the traffic, to listen to some spammy trivia?
||I was thinking that this might encourage folks to wait for
the signal, even if it was just to hear the end of the 60
second list, or to listen for more underlying information
like tone of voice -- just something to do while you are
waiting, because otherwise all of your energy goes into a
darting sort of negotiation with a mental conversation
like, "maybe I should go now, no wait there's a car, no the
car is far enough away, no wait its going too fast..." etc.
which is what in the bigger picture most people spend
their lives thinking, so in order to get everybody on the
same page (actually maybe this would work better
as zen meditation. Zen meditation crossing.), this would be
a standardized bullet-pointed curriculum of what you
want everyone in the community to know
||Many pedestrian are dog walkers. New Dogs, new tricks. Old dog, old tricks. Dog owners should be taught what curb your dog means.
||I am so tried of picking up sh..
||I was thinking it might encourage people to run, gap or no gap, to avoid hearing it.