While the things that we’re talking about are meant for the good, or so says the larger picture, it is still kinda scary to think that government can control the way we think, even without us even realising that we’re secretly being controlled. However, the kind of things they do to control us are quite unique, creative and intriguing, and below are a few of the popular techniques the government uses. Check it out!
1. Armrests on public benches
The armrests on public benches look like they’ve been made to provide more comfort, right? Wrong! The real reason armrests are added in between the benches is to keep homeless people, tired people and drunk people from sleeping on it.
2. Fake CCTV cameras
Buying and installing CCTV cameras in every corner of the city is a financially huge task, and so, big brother came up with an innovative technique to reduce costs while making sure the fear of being watched keeps people from doing anything stupid. And the idea was to install fake cameras that look absolutely real.
3. Empty police cars
In huge cities, it is tough to have enough manpower to spread across the whole area, and so, the police park their vehicles in various places to simply make it appear like there’s a good amount of police presence in the area.
4. Uses of spikes
Spikes are often used on the top of walls and ground for a similar reason as the addition of armrests to public benches- these spikes are added to discourage people from sitting at certain places.
5. Small trash can openings
Trash cans are given small openings to keep people from dumping big things into them, as if they did, the government would have to spend more on the workers who clear the trash cans.
6. Anti-sticker covers on poles and lampposts
The government often consider stickering put on poles and lampposts as acts of vandalism, and so, to curb the menace, anti-sticker covers are put over the surfaces of poles and lampposts.
7. Half benches
8. Thin sidewalks in suburbs
In the suburbs, sidewalks are often quite thin, while the roads are wide and large, and there’s a reason for that. And the reason is that the government wants suburbs to be well connected and subtly intertwined with the major cities so as to boost housing prices on the outskirts.
9. Unconventional benches
Several unconventional benches can be seen which serve purposes similar to half benches. But apart from that, these unconventional benches provide an avenue to use something for more than one purpose, making it very economical as well!
10. Metal studs
Metal studs were introduced on several surfaces to curb the menace of unwanted skating. And it’s safe to say that it has worked out quite well.
It looks like psychological applications can really be very useful!
Source by wittyfeed….