Now, for the sake of clarification, this is teleportation like in "The Fly" where technology allows for instant teleportation from point A to point B. This has nothing to do with evolution, mutation, or superpowers.
The actual point of this blog is that the sense of adventure with the advent of teleportation will actually decrease. This is why I think this:
Each major city will have at least one teleportation device. Your range of travel from that point is limited. Say I wanted to go to Rome for the weekend. I would just hop in a teleporter and head to Rome, wander around the city and head back. It makes me think of the Olympics being held in Beijing. They spent a lot of money and time making sure the area around the olympic stadium was beautiful and pristine, but go a couple blocks in a different direction and you'll get a better idea of "real life" where people go to work each day and aren't flooded with tourists etc.
What teleportation would do for travel is phenomenal, but then who would take the time to see the deserts of Africa, the rainforests of Costa Rica, and the Australian outback? Spend the weekend in Sydney and then go home. So, while transportation would open the door for travel, it would also limit it. The ease of getting across the world would be far more preferable than taking an 18 hour drive into the middle of nowhere (for most people anyway).
When actual teleportion is implemented throughout the world, tourism will be much more efficient. The lanes of traffic will be more precise, and hopefully, those wannabe adventurers will leave those of us who actually prefer "roughing it" alone. One day I hope to see a teleportation pod type thing in the middle of a field or like a train station.
These are my thoughts, they are mine, they are my own. I would like to know yours... so feel free to share!
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