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[–] Skyrock 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This always the case with new technologies. When the escalator was introduced, people were so afraid of these fast-moving death machines and all the accidents they could cause that they had employees with stiff drinks and smelling salts standing at the end to help those who got overexcited.

People were also afraid that early trains with their break-neck speed of 30mph were unsafe for human use that the mere velocity would kill people through the mere shock.