Friday, September 3, 2010

Optical Illusion to be used for "safety purposes"

Came across this story and thought, this is unusual and creepy...
I wonder at how appropriate this really is?

The first thought I had was eventually, after seeing this numerous times, drivers will ignore it and drive right through the illusion. Desensitization to the illusion will be inevitable. Except, and this will happen, a driver will assume a real child is an illusion.

Then there is also the possibility of creating additional accidents as people swerve to avoid the 3-D illusion of child, and other real people come to harm.

Then, for me, there is the whole mind control-psy-op angle to this optical illusion.

So here is the story:
A 3D image is being used on the streets of West Vancouver in an attempt to jolt (jolt?) reckless drivers into reality.

Motorists travelling on 22nd Street in West Vancouver will be confronted with a 3D image of a little girl chasing a ball in the street starting next Tuesday.

“You’ll see this image start to rise off the pavement and it will look like a little child is crossing the street. As you get closer to the image, the image recedes into the pavement,” Mr. Dunne said.The back-to-school season was chosen because September and October are the months that see the most child fatalities, Mr. Dunne said.

The article then goes on to mention that parents are the worst offenders!

I ask this question, if people in general and parents in particular disregard REAL LIVING CHILDREN, why is it being assumed this 3-D illusion will make any difference?

The decision to use this psy-op technology was cooperatively made between BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation and Preventable. I wonder at the logic in this decision from a safety perspective?

Here is the illusion




Another article on this same subject had some comments underneath that indicated I wasn't the only one thinking this foolish.

13 comments:

  1. Excellent question Rose. I would be willing to wager any amount that the real purpose is something quite other than what they claim.

    Key word: desensitization?

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  2. I can see this causing more accidents than preventing them. Not to mention that it sure seems rather fishy - reminds me of the voices they can 'beam' straight into your head.

    It's like we are all just living in a giant petri dish

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  3. This has got to be one of the most brainless things that I have ever heard of. What kind of complete and totally stupid dipshit came up with this idea. Whoever it is they should be wrapped in barbed wire and then set on fire.

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  4. hmmm, some interesting comments?

    Erik: when I see stories such as this, I generally think there is another agenda at play.

    Maggie, the petri dish analogy, excellent

    silverfish: brainless, completely!

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  5. Hey Penny,... This hologram thingy, is weird-scary; it is totally and utterly inappropriate and superfluous. Blue Beam in the wings?

    http://100777.com/node/1207

    http://2012poleshift.wetpaint.com/page/
    NWO+Project+Blue+Beam%3A+False+Holographic+Second+Coming


    veritas

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  6. I ask this question, if people in general and parents in particular disregard REAL LIVING CHILDREN, why is it being assumed this 3-D illusion will make any difference?

    That very neatly undoes their so-called reasoning behind this, Pen.

    One of the principal aims of mind control programs is to get the victim to give up believing their own senses and mind and to rely on the 'authority' to provide the answers as to what is real, what is reality, even to what they are thinking.

    Now, one thing that would be pretty easy to do would be to set some 'enemy of the State' up with one of these holograms and convince him or her that they actually killed a child. Have them confess and locked away.

    At least, I'm sure they would be aiming for that. In any event the whole thing would be a 'live' experiment as to how 'real' they can make the scenarios and record how people react.

    Absolutely insidious. Mind control in other words.

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  7. Hey Penny,...further to James griffon's comment: contemplate this scenario - The 'authorities' deem that the act of striking down and killing a 'holographic' child image, would in a 'reality' setting have 'actually' resulted in the death or serious maiming of a 'reality child': Therefore the Court has determined that the charge of grievous bodily harm be made against the 'accused' and that due to the serious nature of this charge, the 'accused' shall be held on remand until the 'accused' is scheduled for an appearance before the magistrate.

    Hey, anyone? Hey? What's the difference if the act has the same result - A charge of man-slaughter is normally made against unlawful killing where the death was not intentional? An arbitrary determination based on logical juxtaposition is 'unintentional wounding'. The degree of injuries sustained by the 'non-reality-child' can be determined by technical analysis. Depending upon the algorithms you could be charged with GBH or Murder, per se they can prove mitigating circumstances such as a minimum of a substance present in a blood test. Remember, being pulled over by a cop and tested for alcohol content crimes are victimless crimes; if you haven't crashed or injured someone that is. There is no victim apart from the Rule of Law - the State. So, with that precedent already established for victimless crimes - watch out for holographic j-walkers!

    veritas

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  8. The ultimate irony here is perhaps that, as reports say, the 3D image is being used in an attempt to jolt reckless drivers into reality. What better way to get drivers back “into reality” than by making the roads into a virtual playground where it will become increasingly difficult to tell what’s really there and what’s illusion?

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2010/09/canadian-city-to-scare-drivers-with-optical-illusions/

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  9. Hey Boys and Girls,

    As a motorcyclist of over twenty years experience, if this thing popped up in front of me, with me emergency braking (wet weather anyone?), it's almost a certainty I bite the bitumen, ie. bike scragged and me absolutely fucking ropable. So ropable in fact, that were this to happen to me, I can guarantee that in that instant there would be nothing more important in my life than finding that stupid projector and kicking the living shit out of it. And consequences be damned - there is nothing more righteous and hell-bent than a motorcyclist knocked on his arse. Back in the day, you should have seen me. Fearless I tell ya... the projector would never have stood a chance.

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  10. Hey all some excellent comments here
    so, let's see.....

    Veritas: Project Blue beam entered my mind.

    James: the response to my thought-
    " In any event the whole thing would be a 'live' experiment as to how 'real' they can make the scenarios and record how people react."

    I am of the opinion this is what is actually going on. Live experimentation.

    From a practical standpoint, this exercise in holographic children running out after a ball???
    Serves NO practical purpose.

    It is not going to prevent anything, and if it accomplishes anything it's accomplishement may well be an increase of accidents and deaths of other real humans.
    Possibly some increased heart attacks?

    Then veritas, your 2nd comment- you make a good point. For the drivers who hit the hologram will the law then be used to charge the driver who hit the holographic child, because the driver would have or could have easily killed a real child, would we then be looking at charges of reckless driving, for hitting a holograph?

    How else could this be used to punish, curtail, financially break (through fines, increased insurance costs, lawyers fees) a driver that hits the holograph?

    This is definitely a slippery slope kind of action.
    The quiet acceptance of this mind manipulation, without properly thinking of the repercussions raises alot of questions.

    None of the article even mention the fact that it is wholesale manipulation of a human being..

    Carouser: Excellent point!!
    The claim that , "the 3D image is being used in an attempt to jolt reckless drivers into reality. What better way to get drivers back “into reality” than by making the roads into a virtual playground"

    When it is actually jolting the driving into unreality, into virtual reality.

    Nobody:
    we can only hope for this outcome to put an end to the human experimentation in mind control.

    I want to go off and get something else, two interesting visitors I had here, checking this out..
    hang on

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  11. From my hitcounter:

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Wasserman & Partners Advertising Inc. - Mainland (216.18.7.81) [Label IP Address]
    pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2010/09/optical-illusion-to-be-used-for-safety.html
    pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2010/09/optical-illusion-to-be-used-for-safety.html
    No referring link

    No referring link?
    A public relations firm?

    Then, on a search for this blog and this story in particular??

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

    Carnegie Mellon University (128.2.141.49) [Label IP Address]

    entry page- pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2010/09/optical-illusion-to-be-used-for-safety.html

    exit page- pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2010/09/optical-illusion-to-be-used-for-safety.html

    how they got here- www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CCYQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F09%2Foptical-illusion-to-be-used-for-safety.html&rct=j&q=preventable%20traffic%20safety%20illusion&ei=4xCBTLD5LYK8lQelr9yUDg&usg=AFQj

    So a public relations firm named Wasserman and Partners and the Carnegie Mellon University???

    But, no hits from the two safety organizations involved??
    I would think they would be interested in the public's perception of their nonsensical safety manipulation device. But there not.

    Just a pr firm and carnegie mellon university.

    Which IMO reeks of an intelligence operation.

    Universities and PR firms routinely are used for intelligence ops, the entire history of Mkultra is loaded with these connections.

    seeing this two hits gives me pause for thought

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  12. Hi Pen,
    From "Preventables" about us page-

    "Though a grass-roots initiative, (no it's not. See below) The Community Against Preventable Injuries has become a province-wide, multi-partner organization designed to raise awareness, transform attitudes, and ultimately change behaviours. . .
    . . . .
    The Community is governed by a board of directors representing organizations including the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation, Insurance Bureau of Canada, London Drugs Ltd., BC Ministry of Labour, Pacific Blue Cross, TELUS and WorkSafeBC"

    This show is run by business and government (there's a word to describe Govt/Business partnership. It escapes me for the moment!!)

    The BCCA Traffic Safety Foundation has similar backing and therefore governance. But even so these are not the sort of orgs that you would expect to come up with these dangerous ideas so they would not be running them initially. (This is experimental after all). That would be whoever dreamed this shit up. And they would be the ones hiding behind the University and the PR firm. The two "safety" orgs mentioned are just convenient cover to give this nasty operation a veneer of respectability. So the staff there probably know nothing about it.

    If Canada is anything like Oz, you can expect government/police/ insurance firms and so-called safety organisations, all of them, to completely ignore the one thing that is proven to reduce accidents and fatalities without creating laws that must inevitably be broken and that is driver training in how to control a vehicle in crisis situations and adverse conditions. They will not do it.

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  13. Fascism, is the word.

    "The two "safety" orgs mentioned are just convenient cover to give this nasty operation a veneer of respectability. So the staff there probably know nothing about it."

    I would agree.

    The PR firm and the university hit creeped me right out!

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