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Most airports now feature queues for security checking, with
snaking along inside rows of low level barriers constructed from
metal tubing. The idea is make this procedure part of a sort of
natural selection process, by converting the queuing barriers into
walls of an elaborate
maze thats under the control of a smart
Heres how it works: On a quiet day, the maze is very simple and
people can negotiate it with total ease. On much busier days
congestion is a significant issue, the controller will automatically
reconfigure the maze, making it more and more convoluted by
adding and moving barriers, thereby extending the corridors the
passengers must negotiate. Its entirely possible to keep people
wandering around in there for up to an hour.
As people enter they are given a colour. Moving lines of LEDs
corresponding to the colour that must then be followed. This
that people head off into the maze in different directions,
following their assigned colour. The smart ones will of course
this and may naturally find their way out in less time. If
begins to ease up, the maze will adjust itself to increase the flow
Queuing Up In Amazement is a bit of an adventure instead of
dreary lines all shuffling along in the same direction.
[calum, Oct 06 2017]
This Kerala Bar Has Built A Maze To Escape Supreme Court's Liquor Ban
The Indian Supreme Court recently ruled that liquor stores and bars must be located at least 500 meters away from national highways. One bar along a national highway has built a labyrinth to its entrance to get around this ruling. [sbowles, Oct 06 2017]
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||This idea blatantly discriminates against the slow-witted, the socially conformant, and the terminally bewildered.
||Excellent indeed. I think the airport should also provide itinerant mime artists for the amusement of the queuers - clever negotiation of the maze would allow one to avoid them completely.
||Waiting is sometimes a period of internal reflection or a moment of sleep.
||This should be coupled with a watermaze q.v.
||Passengers who are Swimming To Cambodia put on your
snorkels and enter here:
||// Passengers who are Swimming To Cambodia put on your snorkels and enter here: //
||"Passengers who are Swimming To Bolivia put on your straitjackets and enter here:"
||Why just airports ? Walmart comes to mind... actually the entire store could be turned into (more of a) shopping maze.
||Do you really mean a maze, or a labyrinth?
||A labyrinth requires a Minotaur, and we thought that was
too much trouble re feeding etc.
||Instead of a Minotaur, you could have something carnivorous, which could feed on those entering the labyrinth.
||A Minotaur would be a good idea, and we could widen
the employment criteria to include those people who
look a bit like a Minotaur (and are otherwise
practically unemployable) rather than demanding that
they are actually real bull-human chimeras. However,
the distinction between mazes and labyrinths that I
was hinting at is that labyrinths have a single path
through them whereas mazes have multiple, branching
||Then there are whole stores that are mazes. IKEA comes to
||They get elected to public office, of course.
||There always needs to be a separate line for
Americans, as they do not queue. As lines are by
definition straight, this can be no longer then the
widest dimension of the room.
||You're kidding me. We queue with the best of them. We
have to, as traffic would be impossible without it. It's the
Italians who have no queue clue.
||Americans don't queue, they get backed up.