The concept of noise pollution is hardly a new one, but we’ve yet to explore it here. Especially true for people living in highly urbanized areas, the noises that fill our day have had a desensitizing effect on the masses. Safety systems based on sounds are everywhere and have been most effective at training people to tune them out. Today’s question comes from Hooniverse’s MadScience:
There are a number of alerts or warnings that are being re-done because they’re so ubiquitous that we’re completely numb to them. Trucks are now required to honk before and while backing up because no one listens to back up beepers. Motorcycles now need headlight blinkers because everyone’s got their lights on already.
When was the last time a car alarm actually caused you to do anything but wish death upon its owner?
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