You know what are portals, right? The circle thingy we see in sci-fi movies, in which people are travelling to wherever they want in a second. If any of you wondering where do i get one of that, you can’t. Those aren’t real. But what if they were real and free for use to anyone? Wouldn’t that be nice.
In our current modern society, transportation is an integral part. There are several modes of transportation. Some are fast and some are comparatively slower than the others. When the portals are become available to everyone, all the other transportation systems will become obsolete. If everybody get a portal gun or a portal switch, their vehicles will be abandoned. We may need to find a way to recycle all the abandoned vehicles. Oh, and by the way our petroleum conception will reduce drastically. So middle eastern countries will be poor again. We can go to different solar systems, we can go search for aliens. See the possibilities untie when our travel time diminishes.
Motels and other temporary stay facilities will become alienated. Since everybody can get to home whenever they want what is the point of motels. Boarding schools and hostels will face the same fate. The concept of applying and acquiring for visa for going to a foreign countries will be over.
The mobile communications like, voice calling, video calling, messaging all will be over. Since we can get to anyone at anytime there is no point in using mobile phone to talk to each other. Can you imagine iPhones are being run out of business. They better find a new business idea. May be iPortals. (Apple, hook me up).
Travelling to wherever we want in a second is cool and all but there are many negatives to the idea, obviously.
The concept of privacy will be doomed. Since everyone can go to anywhere they want, there will always be people exploiting the idea. People will enter personal spaces like bedrooms, bathrooms, secret meeting spaces etc. The places we keep in secret now will be the first get exposed. (For everyone, who is expecting to raid Area 51, your time has come). There are some places, where people are banned to preserve the natural habitat of the place. It wont last long.
The amount of crimes will go through the roof. The portals help thieves to get into bank vaults, terrorists to hijack planes, buildings, banks, military bases etc and we will not be able predict anything. Trust me, we will see a new age of war and violence.
LAW & SECURITY
In order to thrive in a criminal-filled society, we need to step up our laws and security systems. Every police officers must be carrying a portal gun or a portal switch. We need to invent anti-portal areas, where portals cannot be generated. Renounce the above mentioned secret areas (including Area 51) as anti-portal areas. Home security and CCTV are the ideal ways to prevent intruders. Establish a new law guide for using portals. In that state when and where the portals can and cannot be used. And issue a new set of punishment policies for those who break the guidelines. Be sure to establish all the rules and security guidelines before the portals are available to public.
In this rate of technological advancement, i am sure someone is going to invent portals in the near future. It will be epic for sure, but keep the negatives in mind as well as the positives.