April 16, 2020 – Avoidthemark.com
10:09 am CST
Once the quarantine is over, it’ll be time to emerge from our homes and see exactly how society has devolved.
While governments and media are working to give us hope of getting out of the house sometime this summer, they’re also warning of a “second wave of coronavirus” that they expect to approach by fall.
Meanwhile, some of the industries most impacted by mandated lock downs and travel bans include tourism, travel and restaurants. As such, they’re devising radical devices in hopes of attracting some customers during the summer months.
“Plexiglass cages,” which are giant boxes that are intended to surround beach-goers, could be popping up on the beaches of Italy this summer, according to la Repubblica.
The boxes have been conceptualized by Nuova Neon Group Due, a firm located in Modena, Italy. Each box can house two occupants and measures 4.5m x 4.5m x 2m.
Let’s take a look at a rendering of dozens of these plastic boxes on an Italian beach.
Italian media outlets describe them as “chicken coops.” Lifeguards and hotel owners of popular Italian beach towns have slammed the idea, saying that it’s absolutely absurd. But if they are required by government, will they accept the idea in order to bring in summer revenue?
Claudio Ferrari, the owner of the Nuova Neon Group Due, told la Repubblica that social distancing boxes on the beach could hopefully restart the tourism industry.
Mauro Vanni, president of the Rimini lifeguards cooperative, said the idea of the box in the hot summer heat is a recipe for disaster and will cause people to “die of dehydration.”
Ferrari has also designed transparent boxes made of plexiglass walls that sit on top of a restaurant table.
Is this the intended “new normal” that media, advertising and governments are so desperately trying to sell us?
If so, it’s time to take our humanity back, or live obediently behind cages for the rest of our lives.