Will it be possible to unite two European cities more than 600 km apart? It is true that with the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic that restricted travel, technology helped to create “bridges” between those who are further away, and with the Portal project, it was possible to connect Vilnius, in Lithuania, and Blublin, in Poland, through two gates that appear to be As if they were directly out of a science fiction movie.
The PORTAL project has been developed over the past five years and is the brainchild of the Benediktas Gylys Foundation, having been established in partnership with Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and LinkMenų fabrikas innovation center.
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One of the gates is located at the main train station in Vilnius and the other is near the main square in Lublin. The circular gates, which are connected to the Internet, have cameras and screens, allowing you to capture and transmit everything that is happening on each side in real time.
Em comunicado, Benediktas Gylys, Presidente da Benediktas Gylys Foundation, Explain what The project wants to encourage people to rethink the concept of loneliness, and mention the need to “move beyond the sense of detachment” that has been exacerbated by the public health crisis.
“Humanity faces multiple problems (…) and if we look deeply, we will see that its disintegration is not due to a lack of brilliant scientists, activists, leaders, knowledge or technology,” says the official, who points to a lack of sympathy and a “lonely world perspective” as the perpetrators. .
“That is why we decided to make this crazy idea of the Gate a reality: it is a bridge to unity, and a call to overcome the prejudices and misunderstandings that belong to the past,” confirms Benedictas Gillis.
The creators of PORTAL want to go further and hope in the near future to create portals to unite Vilnius with more cities. to me The project Location Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, and London, the capital of England, will be the next two cities to receive the gates.