America can send men and women to space, intergalactic probes to distant worlds, wage war on land, sea, air and space, engineer architectural marvels beyond imagination, lead the planet in science, technology, medicine, and finance, and hot chicks.
Can we find a way to make our traffic lights communicate with the traffic lights at nearby intersections so that traffic can flow?
It doesn't seem to matter what time of day or night it is. I have stopped at every single intersection every day for the last few weeks - especially when I really need to be somewhere!
I stop at 4:30 in the morning when I'm the only idiot awake and wait for the light to cycle..... And wait.....And stop at the next light... and wait. ..
In rush hour, all 10,000 of us stop and wait, get up to speed - stop. Wait. Drive 1/4 mile. Stop. Wait. Drive. Stop.
Is it just for those of us lucky enough to live in south Florida or is it everywhere?
You can't even drive through a red light anymore when there's nobody else awake and the damned thing won't turn green because we have cameras that will document your crime and robots will mail you a ticket - THAT technology is alive and well!!!