Hypothesized Air Conditioning Feedback Loops

#1. The more we use air conditioning, the more we close all windows.

Result: Breezes are for naught. Sounds of the city are unheard (e.g. ice cream man, church bells).

#2. The more we use air conditioning, the more sidewalks suck.

Result: Drips from air conditioners land on your head. Annoying and constant whirr from machine.

#3. The more we use air conditioning, the more people move to hot places.

Result: Huge population shift in the US to the sunbelt, living more and more in places where you can’t possibly survive without air conditioning.

Extra Result: More people use air conditioning. More people vote Republican?

#4. The more we use air conditioning, the less we design buildings that keep cool by themselves.

Result: Windows that do not open. Houses with no cross breezes. Fluorescent lighting. Modernist, shiny, reflective, and boring office towers.

Extra result: More need to use air conditioning. Cities increasingly "climate controlled".

#5. The more we use air conditioning, the more we get used to only one kind of environment.

Result: More separation between inside and outside. Stores that are kept super cold. Less temperature tolerance. Less flexible clothing. Increased whining tendency.

Extra Result: We don’t go outside as often. We don’t even know what its like out there.

#6. The more we use air conditioning, the more we use air conditioning.

Result: On cooler summer days, more likely to say ‘screw it’ and just keep the A/C on.

Extra result: We use more energy and electricity.

Extra extra result: Planet warms.

Extra extra extra result: Use more air conditioning.


foxmarks said...

So, voting Republican is a problem for you?

Blocking out the noise of arguing yobs and pedophile trucks (they sell ice cream) is a benefit.

Isn’t there a “huge separation” between inside and outside from November through March anyway?

Rain said...

If I were you, I will use the natural air conditioning rather than the machine if youre house is in the cool place... But if youre house is in hot and warm place that's the time your going to use electric air Conditioner.

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