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Smart Paint? WTF Tampa!

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posted on Jul, 28 2017 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: Sparkitekt


How will this affect you, and why are you against the implementation of safety measures for the visually impaired?


It will affect me because I live in Tampa and my tax dollars will pay for it. And where did I ever say I am against the implementation of safety measure(s) for the visually impaired?

I argue that this is one supposed 'safety measure' that not only seems to be inefficient compared to current alternatives, many of which have been mentioned in this thread, but that it's also a front by big tech companies to forcefully insert their technology into the markets that they create/control by offering to fix a problem that never really existed in the first place.


These safety measures grant people with disabilities the opportunity to have more freedom in their daily lives.


ONLY IF YOU BUY THE CANE!

Can't listen to records without turntables, right? The biggest tech companies will try and convince you that technology is the solution to survival, wealthy, & power in the modern era

This is not an end all be all solution to a problem that, while legitimately real, could just as easy involve a seeing eyes dog, or the aid of a care taker (if you can afford one) or social worker (if you wait long enough in line).

So if you were smart, you'd be looking into the companies that own the patent for this smart paint/cane technology and invest in them modestly, over time, because it looks like the globalist tech giants almost have their rackets rigged and are ready to strike on their prey when the opportunity presents itself.

Did you see the thread (or news story perhaps) about a company in Michigan? I think? Where the CEO of the company is forcing his employees to install a micro chip under the skin of their hands? Supposedly, the chips are going to be used to expedite local transactions in their work facility, a vending machine that reads the chip placed barely bneath the surface of the skin in between the web like elastic skin between your index finger and your thumb, will either


In NYC, there are audible devices installed at crosswalks. Personally, I hope measures like this are implemented across every major metropolitan area.


We had those in Miami Beach. You'd be surprised how many people with headphones on weren't paying attention and almost got ran over by the Bus on Washington Ave & Lincoln Rd.


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posted on Jul, 28 2017 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: Sparkitekt


The roads are a huge expanse of highway, that make it immensely difficult for people to do something as simple as cross the street


First of all, it's illegal to cross a highway on foot, unless it's some kind of emergency.

Find me a cross walk in America that stretches over a major highway and I will admit that I am impressed.



posted on Jul, 28 2017 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom
Like, I hear you bro, I do understand where you are coming from. But crosswalks are repainted every few years anyways, whether they be smart or not. A smart paint simply has like extra electro conductive metal powders in it or whatever. It cannot possibly cost that much more for this special paint. Have you checked the numbers to see exactly how much this new paint costs over traditional road paint??

I don't have cable, or I would still watch the city council meetings on tv like I did for years. They must have discussed it at some point during their regular sessions and had some dialogue with the company in question??

I know my city, and I have watched the city council meetings with different reps for many years. They don't just willy nilly approve random things if the costs are unreasonable. To me, if this paint is like up to a $3 more per gallon, I can live with that. But if its like $10+ extra per gallon over traditional road paint, then maybe I would question this a bit more.

BUT, as it stands, I don't know how much extra, if any it costs. I don't believe you are certain either. Why don't we find out together? Meet me down at city hall next week



posted on Jul, 28 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Fair enough. I came back to this thread because I saw a blind guy 'drift' into some tall weeds this afternoon. What are the odds? Say something one day and it bites my ass the next. I felt sorry for him too because it was pissing down today and the weeds would have been cold and wet.



Right, but how many blind people can you actually remember meeting or speaking to, let alone notice in a crowd??


I've spoken to a few blind people over the years. We even had one who used to drink in the local pub and he was an ignorant fella. Another is a friend of a friend who does talks in schools with his guide dog. If I've come across as an ass in this thread, I can only apologise and say I'm not like that at all. I mean, yes I can be an ass, but hold no prejudice for people who are disabled. The assishness expresses itself in other areas



posted on Jul, 28 2017 @ 03:54 PM
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No I don't feel like you or CW have been insensitive to this topic. I just wanted to engage in a little bit of recollection. Because I have met very few blind people, and life is never easy for them. I have met plenty of deaf people, and thanks to their years of practicing sign and reading lips, they are very functional. I even had a friend at my old job who was deaf and I met him when he was shopping.

I approached him when I noticed other co-workers having trouble understanding him, asking him to speak up. I could tell he was deaf and explained as such and took over. I don't know sign, but I told him I know your deaf, would you like something to write with? But he spoke, just very quietly. Many deaf adults can speak, it is just a very muted speech. But for some reason I am good at understanding it and other people with speech issues. Probably from years of speaking with Jamaicans, Haitans, and other folks with heavy accents and mumbling.

And my last sentence I wrote in reverse. I meant to write that blind people struggle more than the deaf.

Either way, I want to get to the bottom of these costs, because for some reason I missed this news and would not have known were it not for CW.



posted on Jul, 28 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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And my last sentence I wrote in reverse. I meant to write that blind people struggle more than the deaf.


It's one of those stoned/drunk conversations towards the end of a night. "Would you rather be blind or deaf?"

No more music or conversations with friends and family. Or no more sunrises and cool TV shows. Tough call and very easy to empathise with people who are either or both.




Either way, I want to get to the bottom of these costs, because for some reason I missed this news and would not have known were it not for CW.


Seems like the paint could cost a nickel a mile and still be up in the hundreds of thousands to cover either side of every street in an average city.



posted on Jul, 28 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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Well I did find a resource that explores the costs of pedestrian and bicycle crosswalks. I will just drop it off and explore more later. Juggling dinner, cleaning up and other threads right now lol!

Costs for Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Improvements
A Resource for Researchers, Engineers, Planners, and the General Public Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Active Living Research Program, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Costs for pedestrian and bicycle safety infrastructure often vary greatly from city to city and state to state. This document (and associated database) is intended to provide meaningful estimates of infrastructure costs by collecting up-to-date cost information for pedestrian and bicycle treatments from states and cities across the country. Using this information, researchers, engineers, planners, and the general public can better understand the cost of pedestrian and bicycle treatments in their communities and make informed decisions about which infrastructure enhancements are best suited for implementation. By collecting countrywide cost information, this database should contain useful information for any state or city, even if costs from that particular state or city are not included for a given treatment.

A better understanding of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure costs will hopefully ensure that funding is allocated to pedestrian and bicycle improvements more efficiently. The goal is to encourage more communities to enhance facilities for non-motorized users and increase the safety of those choosing to walk and bike. Building a new roadway for automobiles can cost tens of millions of dollars to construct, and many of the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects and facilities are extremely low-cost in comparison. This infrastructure can also serve to improve safety for all road users, while also promoting healthier lifestyles through more bicycling and walking. The tables provided in this document provide general estimates and cost ranges for 77 pedestrian and bicycle facilities using more than 1,700 cost observations, and are presented with a median and average price, the minimum and maximum cost, and the number of sources. By making more informed decisions about the costs of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure treatments, decision-makers will be able to dedicate funds to those treatments secure in the knowledge that these investments are often affordable as well as determine which treatment is the most cost-effective.



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