where would we be without signs?

signs - street signals
India
February 11, 2008 5:21am CST
Signs are truly one of the greatest inventions in the history of human life. I am thankful for the signs. what if signs are not there, cars are going in wrong direction, pedestrians are getting hit by on coming traffic, Peoples in Chinese shop asking for pizza,how to advise errant driver, peoples going to laundromat for buying foods etc, can you imagine the world with no signage?
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
12 Feb 08
Hi mahesh, how are you. Interesting discussions. I agree that signs are very helpful in every field of life. It is great that human beings got educated and made life easy, day by day, sometimes by inventing new things or sometimes by discovering things which were already existing but man kind was unaware of it. Imagining world with proper signs means world without any instructions, guidelines, rules regulations.....wow sounds scary.....lol Thanks to Education and Knowledge spreading people.
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• India
12 Feb 08
Hello Apsara ji , Iam fine, and hope you are also in good health. I agree with you that humans being educated are able to make life easy. As it is said "Necessity is the mother of invention". When it is necessary human acn invent a new way and so these signs are. Thanks for your response.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
12 Feb 08
Yes you are right Mahesh.....Necessity is mother of invention........but I wish they had not invented nuclear bombs......lol
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• India
12 Feb 08
why, do you afraid of neuclear bomb. In the process of making neuclesr bomb human has find neuclear power generation technology, is it not good for the world. Every thing has two side one i sdarker and other is brighter, B-positive. Think positive.
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• Australia
12 Feb 08
I dont think the world is THAT ignorant,is it?lol!Maybe your rite.Since,it is a human habit to look for 'sighns' in all areas of life.
@izogie (2)
• Nigeria
12 Feb 08
signs are the mark of direction in any city so that the pedestrans will know which direct or way to go ,signs on road have made the world a better to live ,and have also make transportation more easier.
• India
12 Feb 08
signs is part of world's life ..without think 2000 years before ..that life will be now for us
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
12 Feb 08
When you think about it that way it is really clear that signs are so neccessary. Even street signs that tell us what street we are on and signs with addresses. But then again there used to be signage in my country that said For Whites Only and things like that so signage can also be harmful. However signage is an important part of our society I willgive you that.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
12 Feb 08
During WWII, most of Europe either painted out their street signs or took them down to confuse the Germans. It did work at times too! The only problem was the railroads made it easy to find directions because they were laid out logically, but even they could be confusing with their signs removed. I think is was a grand effort of resistance to remove all the signs. Can you just immagine the effort of haveing to put them all back after the War when so many landmarks were destroyed. It must have been hard even for the locals. Shalom~Salaam~Peace
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Feb 08
I totally depend on signs for everything..If we did not have them we would never knpw where we are going, or where to exit,we would be totally lost..I agree with you..
• United States
12 Feb 08
No I can not imagine how crazy life would be without traffic signs. I do believe like you had metioned that their would be a horrible increase in accidents. Their would be total mayhem. People would be driving all crazy especially the old people. There would be an increase in road rage alone. There'd be no crosswalks or stop signs, there'd be no control a total lack of it.
• Indonesia
12 Feb 08
hi, I will say that it will be a totally chaostic world without signs. the simplest thing that I can imagine is ... I don't know where to go and I will be lost completely in a new place without sign. people will not know where they should turn to when they drive, and nobody knows for sure what kind of things being sold by a store or how much the price is for certain products, and yes, we will be completely lost without signs.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
no I cannot a imagine a world without signs, even before writing came about people communicated through signs, they used sign language which is vitally important today for who cannot talk (mute) the ancient predicted world events through signs, farmers predicted crop seasons etc through weather signs religions predicted different religious happening through signs, doctors looks at different signs of disease etc to help people in ancient times and today as well
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I don't want to imagine a world without signs - I never paid much mind to them until now but to think of all the 'mess-ups' and bad things that could happen if we didn't have signs is depressing.
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
11 Feb 08
Can you ever guest the loss of human life and materials/machines that are occurring everyday inspite of having the signs. Thanks to people who are engaged in implementing signage boards.
@danzer (2727)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
A worl without signs can be chaotic. Anyway, signs are not invented by man. It was designed by God during the creation. God only implemented it.