Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Blue Roads?


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.
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My father said this to me the other day, and I thought it applied...

What if our roads weren't made of black asphalt? 

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  1. Well, I guess they all could be concrete....or roads, or dirt or....whatever.

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    1. Something different than what we have now...

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  2. White might show the dirt more though.

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  3. Anything but black would get too dirty.

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  4. I think roads have always been made with cars and trucks in mind. It'd be interesting what would happen if everyone started using something else entirely.

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  5. All roads lead to Rome...the Romans paved their roads with stone, and the roads lasted forever,

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  6. Well, they could be made of pink asphalt and painted with black lines. Or neon green. That would be so much more colorful.

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  7. I remember green roads in both Florida and Virginia from years ago. The Florida green may have been from bleaching (just speculation). I also remember cobblestone streets from my early 50s/60s childhood in New York City. Not fun to walk on. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooh, green... I had no idea. That would have been cool to see.

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  8. I'm a fan of dirt roads with woods on either side. :)

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