SciFi Question of the Day: If teleportation was safe and affordable, what kind of travel plans would you make for the holidays? Would it change which relatives you see and which you don’t?
Sarah Barnard It would certainly change which friends I made sure we visited.
Cameron Garriepy Holiday’s schmolidays. I’d be off to tour the world. Smell you later, family.
Caroline Glenny I would catch up with friends and family around the world face to face! When are you available? 🙂
Stephonie K Williams No. We have things that we are working toward. Teleportation would have to be better than affordable.
AmyBeth Fredricksen Easily affordable like “A few dollars” not like “airfare” affordable.
Stephonie K Williams Mmmm. Still probably no. I avoid buying a treat, or new clothes because I am conscious of what we are working for.
Eric Schmitt If teleportation were like that there would not really be travel. I guess the notion of “travel” would become moot. There would only where where and when. People would teleport, wonder if they remembered to turn off the iron, teleport back, check it and find it off then teleport back, this time forgetting their keys.
AmyBeth Fredricksen If it was a neighborhood teleportation booth, as frequent as bus stops in a major city, that would still involve a little travel. Walking down the street to the booth…
Eric Schmitt Another downside, everywhere you went: boom, another Applebee’s.
Melissa Rutledge Kirtley Yes! Teleporting with toddler sounds much easier than “stuck in Dallas airport for nine hours because of bad weather” with toddler.
Google Plus Answers:
Jennifer R. Povey My first thought is: Cool. I could actually travel without traffic jams.My second thought: Long lines at teleportation booths.
Pat G Just another weekend here – now throw in some time travel and we can talk. 😉
Gabriela Alonso I would visit my friend overseas regularly. Also: European metal festivals.
Jennifer Coleman I’d be laying on the beach being fawned over by hot Puerto Ricans and drinking brightly colored beverages with little umbrelllas.
I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.
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