Do you get it?
So I’ve got a funny joke.
A man walks into a bar, holding a gun. He then robs the bartender. While doing so, a security guard shoots him dead.
Afterward, the courts find the guard innocent and public opinion approves of it.
Don’t find it funny? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. To most normal people, that sounds like a perfectly reasonable way of dealing with the criminal.
The reason it’s not funny to you is because you feel despair. You can’t imagine any other way to prevent it. An armed man? Robbing a place? You have to shoot him, what else can you POSSIBLY do?
I suggest that you can disable all crime with a little bit of engineering. All — not most. ALL of it
Just sit back and dream
Try to envision a way to prevent armed robberies.
I’ll do it now. Here is what I came up with, nearly instantly:
- Fog canisters. When an alarm is sounded, fog canisters hidden in the room will burst and instantly flood the room with fog — and keep it flooded until police arrive. Without the ability to see, the criminal will be unable to aim his weapon. People will be able to escape. The criminal will be unable to bolt for the exit without being slow and cautious of obstacles.
- Face Recognition — Permit all crime to happen and have no security. Instead, have every citizen in a police database with their face information. Simply review the camera footage, have the computer identify him, and then arrest him. Finding him will be easy — all warrants for arrest will be linked to the CCTV computer system, which silently sounds an alarm when a wanted man walks down any public street, metro, bus, or cooperating business. Police simply walk up and take him.
- Eliminate the money. Make the business electronic payment only. Without cash to steal, you will never have criminals stealing cash. The desire to enter has been eliminated from the criminal himself.
- Use cashierless technology. Send the man a bill for whatever he takes. Such as Amazon Go or road toll violators.
Think this is madness?
Well let me share a true story of a city who did this — Stockholm. This is what opened my eyes to this truth.
Stockholm had, at one point, a problem with violent robberies on city buses… men boarding the bus, harming the driver, and running off with cash. A very easy crime. Very likely to get away with it.
Well, how did they manage to stop that? And by “stop”, I mean reduce the number to ZERO incidents?
They removed cash from the buses. They simply went electronic.
This, at first, didn’t sit well with me. I felt (at first) like I lost a freedom. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized they are right. While this example is simple and easy to digest — this IDEA behind it can be expanded to any crime, in any place.
When you look at crime today, think about this. Don’t despair and applaud the police who shoot criminals. No. That is a bad joke. Instead, try to imagine a way to prevent the crime from ever taking place. Then share your idea with hope of seeing it installed into our world.
You’ll make a better world for us all if you do
Today, a fat woman named Helene Sula decided to sick her 97k followers on me with an attack video after I made this crack on tiktok:
This resulted in an angry attack mob that raided all my social medias, called the police and made false reports, harassed my girlfriend, tried to disrupt my relationships with family and friends, tried to get me fired from my job, my personal information leaked online (including phone and exact address), stalked, threatened with death, and over 6000 hate comments across all social medias I have.
This phenomenon is called “doxxing” or “cancel culture”. It’s a new-age form of mob violence that is typically the result of a joke taken the wrong way, or someone being caught on candid camera when they’re having a bad day or moment. It’s anti-human behavior and abhorrent.
Now, in the heat of the moment, I wrote up an entry here where I dance in the spotlight. This article is, mostly, satire. However the emotions felt in it were completely real. When you’re hated so violently by a mob, would you cower? Would you run to your friend’s house for the night for safety? Would you turn off your phone?
I decided to dance in the danger. Continue reading if you dare.