Originally Posted by Im Batman
I'm curious what thought the designers put towards altering your bodies perceived sensory information as I would have thought it would be somewhat dangerous especially in instances of perceived level of exertion due to physical activity where you may not realise you are overheating or more-so dehydrated than you feel.
Well, I think the idea is to use it in normal office buildings and/or activities, and not survive the desert without breaking a sweat or overclock (excersise).
Truth is, there are $ billions wasted in cooling buildings excessively, with spoiled occupants beachin about temperature all of the time, and having AC running cold year long, even with outdoor temps close or below the comfort zone etc.
There are also ofc the lasy mechanical engineers, the cheap facilities, the stupid laws and the incompetent architects, sure.
Needless to say, that the vast majority labs in campuses and companies etc are over-cooled. You would be amazed on how many million square feet of "labs" and offices around the world have "specific" 68oF / 20oC thermostat requirements because of the above, while in reality everyone who is doing a "mission critical" task that requires specific temps (e.g. biology labs), actually is not relying on the AC to keep their experiments alive - they just use special equipment with very precise controls.
Setting your office's indoor thermostat @ mid 70s instead of 68~72oF would save insane amounts of money without any danger to our physiology.
Even high 70s would not really mean anything bad. Certen people are just spoiled / misinformed and have zero patience. Its a social think too ofc.
It you google what kind of energy consumption is needed to satisfy the cooling requirements in the US, you will see that that alone matches or surpasses the total consumption of larger in population countries with heavy industry.