ESCALATOR “The escalator is, at first, literally an attraction at the great expositions of the turn of the century. Seamless assisted ascent becomes a universal standard for shoppers. The escalator’s placid movement makes possible the transition from industrial to consumer capitalism, by enabling the shopping mall, as well as the transition from town to metropolis, by knitting together the unforgivingly immense spaces of mass transit.” ADDED ATTRIBUTES The nature of escalators will almost definitely mean they will be subject to position sensors, that is movement, location and proximity. The commercial placement of escalators means that they will be targeted by advertisers (one might think of London underground’s plethora of stage show commercials). Which may mean the embedding of the likes of RFID scanners.

ESCALATOR “The escalator is, at first, literally an attraction at the great expositions of the turn of the century. Seamless assisted ascent becomes a universal standard for shoppers. The escalator’s placid movement makes possible the transition from industrial to consumer capitalism, by enabling the shopping mall, as well as the transition from town to metropolis, by knitting together the unforgivingly immense spaces of mass transit.” ADDED ATTRIBUTES The nature of escalators will almost definitely mean they will be subject to position sensors, that is movement, location and proximity. The commercial placement of escalators means that they will be targeted by advertisers (one might think of London underground’s plethora of stage show commercials). Which may mean the embedding of the likes of RFID scanners.