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04/26/2002

"Where Are All The Women?!" Traffic Analyzer

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  This one sounds like an harassment tool, but it's really not. I got this idea on one of those evenings when you look around and simply ask yourself: "Where are all the women?!" - Quite frankly, little is known about the migration routes of males and females in our societies. We take it for granted that men and women show up in bars and restaurants in certain times of the day, but if they don't, we have no clue what has happened or where they are (unless there's a Ricky Martin concert round the corner).
  My idea is for a device issuing a "male" or "female" signature, that people can carry on a voluntary basis. Then, on a larger map (maybe on a website), it could be clearly seen where men and women really are. This information might be personally useful to folks looking for a date and scientifically interesting all in one. Of course, carrying such a device would be completely voluntary (what else!). The signal would be anonymous and the most important feature of the device being that you can turn it off. Moreover, a signal would only be issued if a certain number of individuals carrying such a device are in the same spot (thus eliminating the risk of any dangerous encounters). - This technology could be used by people who enjoy the company of men or women, or also by those who want to avoid one of the two.
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Patrik Pedersen
 
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