Districts of big cities usually dislike each other. Especially if these are not very prosperous neighborhoods. And therefore, from time to time, skirmishes occur between them. Here is to remove this tension, transfer it to the virtual world, and the company offers Yahoo!, which created a network for this interactive stops Yahoo! Bus stop derby.
Modern stops are turning from a place where people just wait for public transport, into more and more technologically advanced complexes, where you can surf the Internet, read books, do sports, and even charge an electric bus. Examples of such innovative stops can be seen in the corresponding review on the website. Novate. Ru.
So today we will tell you about a technological bus stop created by Yahoo! It is designed to translate conflicts between city districts from the streets to the virtual world. And it is planned to do this with the help of video games.
As an experiment, the company installed the Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby in several areas of San Francisco. Each of them is equipped with a 72-inch touchscreen on which you can play simple, casual video games while waiting for the bus.
But you will play not only for your own pleasure, but also for the honor of the area in which you live or work! After all, the results of all games go to general statistics, which are constantly updated in real time. Moreover, after the end of the game, you can see both your own result (points scored), in comparison with the results of other players, and the average results for individual districts.
The naive employees of Yahoo! believe that in this way they will reduce the level of street crime in San Francisco. After all, many simply need to express their aggression on something. So why not transfer it to videogames?
Although, of course, reducing the crime rate by putting 72-inch touchscreens on the streets in disadvantaged areas of the city is a dubious method.