Sunday, 6 June 2021

Coming Soon To London And Reykjavik,

the portals are already being used in Vilnius and Lublin, Poland, 

image source: Vilnius Gediminas Technical Universitydespite being 376 miles apart, thanks to “Portal,” a sleek pair of screens installed in the city centres, passers-by have the opportunity to wave hello and socialize with their counterparts just as if they were standing in front of each other on the street,

“Portal” is the culmination of five years of research and design, and the project to expand to cities around the world, the futuristic installation resembles large, round orbs embedded with screens and cameras that transmit views of the two locations in real-time,

the project was designed and built by engineers from the LinkMenų fabrikas centre at Vilnius Tech, and it's not a one-time project — the team aims to eventually connect many cities, with the goal of highlighting global collaboration and harmony, "That’s why we’ve decided to bring the crazy idea of PORTAL to life — it is a bridge to unity, an invitation to rise above prejudices, above the disagreements that belong to the past, it’s an invitation to rise above the illusion of us and them," Benediktas Gylys, the president of Benediktas Gylys Foundation, explained in the team's press statement, on to the next step, when we can walk through a portal?

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