Re: A look at the Future?
"Cutting Your Global Warming Carbon Footprint"
NEW INVENTIONS FREELY OFFERED TO HUMANITY TO HELP REDUCE
-- GLOBAL WARMING --
As an Inventor-- I take the opportunity to freely offer to humanity now two "good to go" key invention ideas for having
a very real and positive impact in both reducing waste and reducing the global carbon footprint we humans generate daily:
-- -- THE 'FREE FLOW' SMART TRAFFIC SIGNAL -- --
Q: Shouldn't traffic lights be able to sense if you are the only one around waiting and cycle it green for you ASAP?
Q: Shouldn't traffic lights sense you are coming 1/2 a block away turning it green for your's as the only car around?
Q: Should we ever have to be told by a robotic traffic light to stop -- sit and wait -- wasting precious time, money, gas,
unnecessarily blocking and slowing our momentum when there is clearly no other traffic in sight at an intersection?
We may well be the laughingstock to people in the future that we ever let ourselves be blindly and robotically
commanded to just sit and wait when there was clearly no conflicting traffic or pedestrian looking to cross?
Redundant motion sensors and photosensors can easily and cheaply now be built in to sample-
scan the intersections in all directions for any motion of traffic, any speed of approach, and any
infrared signature or presence of any vehicle, pedestrian, runner, bicyclist, etc. and allow the
light to cycle on behalf of the car or cars waiting, or to even hold the light on as a green longer
on the approach of a lone car or cars when no other is clearly either waiting or approaching.
The traffic signal would always default to the regular "normal" mode when detecting any
greater measure of traffic activity. Being redundantly triple sensored for not missing the
presence of any type of traffic or pedestrian-- stopped -- and/ or moving at both close
range on up to a 1/2 mile-- and it would not be possible to fool the sensors or in any way
allow a conflict or the system would default to the normal "dumb robot mode" as fail safe.
A second invention also designed in is the "pre-change indicator" for drivers approaching the green light from a distance:
Drivers approaching on the tail end of the green light will get a new feature-- an additional and simultaneous 3 slow yellow blinks near
the tail end of the green-- while the green is yet full on-- nearing end of cycle to tip off the smart driver approaching whether to either
let off the gas and coast, or that they will clearly make the light no problem-- saving time, gas, momentum, and even grief either way.
Q: Should sentient free will endowed beings ever be so controlled by robotic traffic machines without smart programming?
When this is incorporated, we will wonder how we ever allowed ourselves the cruel and unusual
punishment of having to sit there wasting time and valuable fuel-- held hostage to mindless crossing
signal lights waiting to cross at completely deserted intersection crossings w/ no traffic in sight...
Requesting this now even by e-mail-- from political representatives at every level on behalf of the
environment-- doing your part for the Earth-- loud enough and long enough and we will undoubtedly
see these same political representatives that are looking to get in good deeds and of course notably
gain favor on the media radar go to work with industry contacts in their districts and make it happen.
-- A grass roots effort with people of vision making their will known is the only way constructive change takes place --
Now single individuals may have of a potential say in the matter to clearly help tip the scales percentage by percentage.
"Squeaky wheel gets the grease..."