Like every year, this year’s monsoon caught the city authorities with their pants down. The roads got flooded, then dissolved and now it feels like you’re driving on the moon.Only there’s water… lots of it, and you don’t have the benefit of low gravity.
Some of the roads built by the ancient Romans still exist today! But our roads need to be paved over every year. Is this an advancement of science or a yearly scam by the contractors who build these things?
Also how can a paved road dissolve so easily? Is salt a major component of road construction? Is acid rain already such a problem (then why is it not burning our skins off?). In this modern age when we’ve successfully teleported atoms, and the Large Hadron Collidor is about to create an Earth-eating black hole, two questions continue to mock my understanding:
- Why do the roads melt away each year when it rains? and
- Why the hell is broadband internet access still so expensive?