Sunday, 29 March 2015

How much new technology and inventions do we need? Part 3: Out and About

Traffic lights with countdown indicators.
Generally we all feel they are likely to cause more accidents. Son, who has done his share of street drag racing in his young and foolish days, said they would take the fun out it because it is more challenging when you have to guess how long the lights will take to change. Would that then mean it would reduce accidents by those foolish enough to try drag street racing? 

Fresh pizza vending machines
Me, I don’t trust fresh food from a machine even if it is untouched by human hands. Italian husband who loves his home made pizza – I can’t repeat here what his comment was. Son pointed out to his father that it’s an Italian invention and showed us a video clip of one (on his smartphone of course) Husband still not impressed.
Coke machine
We all have different tastes in soft drinks in this house so we all think it would be good but personally I prefer small plastic bottles.

Stairs with slides 
Quick responses to this: Husband it’s dangerous, son: it would be fun, me: won’t help me get up the stairs
Parking garages with lights showing open spaces
This is a great idea but we’ve got some suggestions for improvements. How about different coloured lights for motor bike spaces and disabled parking? Can we also get a solution for outdoor daytime parking please?
How to stop littering  
This would be a bit of a novelty and may work for a while. Here in Australia you often see people bowling their rubbish like a cricket ball into a bin anyway. Son did comment that it was smaller than the bin opening and we all felt the rubbish wouldn’t be picked up in many cases if it missed.
Bike racks that don’t take up sidewalk space. 
We think these are an excellent idea
Caution signs that are funny. 
At first we thought it was unnecessary but then we realised people might notice them more because they are funny. 
Movie theater screens in the bathroom so you don’t miss anything.
Even husband and son (who love their TV and movies) couldn’t see the point. Son did point out there are some urinals that have screens overhead (guess it’s a man thing)

Theatre with bean bag seats.
Son thought this was wonderful but should be only in Gold Class. Me, who has only been in Gold Class once, thought the existing seats were already very comfortable. 

Water fountains with built-in water bottle filling station. 
We have these in our local area and think they are well used.

Subways where you can pay by recycling. 
We thought these would also be a good idea in shopping centre car parks, near fast food outlets etc. Better still (in Australia at least) make plastic bottles with refunds on bottles to start with (Sorry SA I know you are already the smart state and do this)
Benches that you can turn to always have a dry seat 
We think these would be good but what happens when it is raining all day and they keep getting turned?

No comments:

Post a Comment