Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)

What if we had car to car communication? (So I could tell the idiot honking behind me that I couldn't make the left turn due to the pedestrians in the crosswalk. Geez.)

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  1. I can see both the good and the bad with this. Sometimes what I say to the car that is honking at me probably shouldn't' be said!!

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    1. I kind of think I'd be a little more careful if the other driver could hear me.

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  2. It could be good, hut I can see it getting out of control, people lettung their emotions run even more wild, maybe causing more road rage.

    Betty

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    1. Yeah, there is that little downside.

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  3. This would create road rage city! I could see it turn into a very bad thing because the next thing would be some hacker could then listen in on your conversation or worse, hear you sing to the radio

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  4. I don't know. Considering how road rage-y people get when they drive, I have a feeling it could be worse than the comment sections on YouTube...

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  5. My little old mazda would probably be a reasonably polite girl, but you just have to know that those walloping great trucks are gonna be as rude as their tyres are tall.

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  6. I'd have to learn to censor myself in the car, which I currently don't do.

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  7. You could always roll down the window and communicate with your finger.

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  8. I also see an epidemic of road rage. Many times, best if no one knows what you really think. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. But perhaps if you knew you could talk to the person in the other car, you wouldn't be so quick to anger.

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  9. I think it would be great. Sure it could cause road rage but could also be helpful.

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  10. I think it would be great. Sure it could cause road rage but could also be helpful.

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  11. I would LOVE that. I've always wanted a flashing sign I could switch on that was in my back mirror to tell the person to GET OFF MY REAR! when they're following too close.

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