Friday, 24 September 2010

Where is my Transporter (like the ones in Star Trek)?

Where is my Transporter (like the ones in Star Trek)?

I was thinking about this and discussing it with S as we drove with M back from a few days at M's Granny and Granddad's house yesterday. It is a 3 1/2 hour drive with good traffic and no stops. Of course it is not possible to have no stops with a two year old so it takes longer. If only we had a Transporter then we could visit them more often...

We could visit M's other Grandparents who live 2 1/2 hours away more often too.

M just loves his Grandparents so much. He always has a fantastic time. He was so excited the first day we were there that he didn't go to bed until after midnight.

Would roads exist if we all had Transporters? (Image: dan /

It got me thinking how different the world would be, like something from a science fiction novel. If Transporters were invented and were affordable enough then cars would become obsolete. As would roads. Suddenly people wouldn't have to worry about commuting to work they could live wherever they wanted. Cities would become less crowded until they just didn't exist. After all instead of having shops in cities purpose built shopping centres would exist. You would just Transport to the shops go shopping and Transport home again.

Everyone would see each other so much more. There would be less excuses for being late. Families would be able to stay in touch even if they lived in different countries (if countries even existed any more).

It goes on and on. The world would be so different. It might well be better. Yes I have decided I want my Transporter now please, oh and while you are there please could you invent the time machine?

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