A debate that we will soon be having in Germany: The Social Democrats in Zurich are currently calling for “diversity-conscious and gender-equitable” traffic signs.
That's no joke.
Signs determine and shape public space.
Now that the social sciences have put biology to the test and proven that there are not just two biological sexes, but 78, we need more diversity, especially when it comes to traffic signs.
The fact that at a T-junction the path is pointed binarily either to the left or to the right is outdated dogmatism.
After all, the ancient Greeks already knew that all roads lead to Rome.
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The large group of drivers with a different experience of speed also deserves more diversity awareness.
Such vulnerable people are stigmatized in public as “speeders”, criminalized by the judiciary and thus pushed into social isolation.
It is now the state of research that, as with gender, there is also great ambiguity when it comes to speed.
It feels like you can drive at 120 km/h on the highway, even if the speedometer shows 220.
For example with the Mercedes AMG S 63 E Performance and its reassuring 802 hp.
When it comes to speed, the individual's feelings must be given priority over the outdated fact-finding of the speed camera systems!
Everything else is simply tempo-phobic.
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On the other hand, the fight between the printer manufacturer HP and the suppliers of cheap inks can be described as tintophobic.
Because of diversity in ink!
HP has been trying to keep cartridges from cheaper suppliers out of its printers for many years.
This is done with secret firmware updates.
The outcry among users and the media attention are great.
Customers have successfully filed dozens of class action lawsuits and won millions of dollars in damages.
However, that doesn't stop HP from repeatedly massacring the diversity and colorful diversity of third-party providers with updates in the form of a monopoly on expensive inks.
Last week, HP boss Enrique Lores got involved personally: In an interview, he said that the virus was lurking in the ink cartridges of third-party providers.
And it fights its way into the printer via the ink cartridge.
Probably drop by drop, bit by bit.
Seen this way, diversity-conscious conductors could be the road signs' doom.