Metavalent Stigmergy

627 days ago

The history of technology is full of stories illustrating the unforeseen consequences of decisions made about science and technology in society. The movement to return to walkable neighborhoods is a prime example of realizing what was lost was more valuable that what was gained by giving automobiles ownership of our city and village streets.

The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking"

Today, if there's traffic in the area and you want to follow the law, you need to find a crosswalk. And if there's a traffic light, you need to wait for it to change to green. Fail to do so, and you're committing a crime: jaywalking.