Monday, July 13, 2015

194. Post-Singularity Signage

Post-singularity signage has become a complex thing, having to account for augmented senses for most of the electromagnetic spectrum, as well augmented reality standards and more exotic forms of vision such as radiation, electrical activity or terahertz waves.

Signs have to be visually comprehensible and ideally eye-catching across as much of the electromagnetic spectrum as possible. New sign designs often incorporate not just contrasting colors, but contrasting densities of materials, materials conducting electricity or heat, and materials that emit small amounts of radiation or electromagnetic fields. Important warning signs are often given precedence over AR overlays, annoying at times but making it impossible to miss them.

Notes

Inspired in part by Anders Sandberg's Warning Signs for Tomorrow

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