July 29th, 2008
When someone finally cracks the code for the time space continuum and gets around to inventing teleportation, I’ve got a killer idea for the first application of teleportation devices, traffic intersections.
Think about it, one of the most aggravating things about driving is hitting red lights and stop signs. If we build a teleportation device into intersections for one direction of traffic — either north/south or east/west on the road — we wouldn’t need stop signs and traffic lights.
Anyone driving in any direction would be covered. Northbound/southbound traffic would teleport across the intersection and eastbound/westbound traffic would drive through the intersection. No more stopping. Unless you’re one of those crazy people that decides they want to turn at an intersection. In that case you’re just screwed.