The Ways Governments Control Us
Governments have long tried to control the behavior of their people in various ways. However, nowadays, methods that are in front of our eyes and cannot be noticed are used. From brutal architecture to the effect of colors on people.
Here are the ingenious ways governments use to control your behavior:
China is arguably the largest country with watchdog technology that monitors its citizens' every move, every day. In fact, the government has gone so far that it has developed a system in which every citizen is given a social credit rating. Yes, you heard right. The daily actions of people in this country are so watched that they are automatically ranked out of 950 points. Accordingly, it is determined how good or bad citizens they are.
What could such a system really be used for?
No one knows this except the Chinese government. Of course, there are many people commenting on this subject. However, what could be the real purpose? No one can answer this question. Still, it certainly doesn't serve a good purpose. To give points to citizens? This is truly terrible. For now, it is said that this is just a system developed to track and help people's spending habits. Of course, there are those who say that the government is involved in the personal lives of citizens. According to this theory, the government sees what people are buying and creates an order accordingly.
Iceland takes road signs to a whole new level. So much so that there are many narrow roads in this country and drivers often speed through tight bends and congested roads. With the increasing population, the streets have become dangerous. In order to prevent these problems, many methods have been tried, from signs and lights to law enforcement officials. However, none of them worked. Still, that didn't fix the actual problem. Then the government wanted to do something out of the ordinary and began painting crosswalks on busy pedestrian-bound roads to appear as if they were rising. The illusion that huge blocks of stone are in the middle of the road did wonders for slowing speeding drivers. Even as people got used to it, they continued to be cautious because they didn't want to take risks, and as a result, there has been a sharp decrease in accidents and personal injuries since implementation.
Anyone who looks at this bridge may ask why the bridge is not straight. However, it seems that this structure was built this way for a certain purpose. The Laguna Waiter Bridge was created with one thing in mind. Both to get more people through the Lagun at the same time and to ensure that all vehicles maintain their speed. An architect firm responsible for Uruguay's Airport discovered that the ideal method to achieve this goal was a circular bridge. Before the bridge was built, the only way for drivers to cross the Lagun was to transport cars one by one via a simple raft. Today, with the magnificent bridge that covers the gap, more than 1000 vehicles can pass through the region every day. Yes, this bridge really changed the lives of the workers crossing the street. The bridge consists of a one-way road running south with each half of the circle. On the other hand, an ordinary bridge allows drivers to accelerate by a mile and a half, but this bridge forces people to slow down. In addition, in this way, the people in the vehicle can enjoy the scenery along the way.
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