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Modern security systems in public buildings and museums
rely on the vigilance of police departments or private
security services, which can be affected by a plethora of
outside factors such as weather. I propose that these
systems work in tandem with a back-up system that is
At the end of each day, a caretaker or official activates a
mechanism that converts the building into a terrifying
haunted house. Pedestals and displays containing valuable
objects are booby-trapped to transform into gruesome
zombies and monsters when touched, and half of the tiles
actuate spring-loaded ghouls when stepped on. These traps
utilize the Uncanny Valley and other deeply ingrained
phobias that effect the majority of the world's population.
The end result is a would-be villain who is converted into a
cowering wreck, unable to do anything but willingly turn
himself in to the authorities.
The Uncanny Valley
Deep-seated psychological weakness evident in many humans [Lottere, Jul 02 2010]
[Lottere, Jul 02 2010]
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||// villain who is converted into a cowering wreck //
||"He'd have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for those pesky kids ... "
||Yes! And as we know, Scooby and the gang always
get their man.