Lithuania & Poland Built a Portal Connecting Their Two Cities Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
The latest technology leap has happened in Lithuania and Poland as both cities found a way to connect their citizens through futuristic portals, amid the ongoing pandemic.
Technology has risen to save the day amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. While the health crisis has caused more distance among people of different locales, Lithuania and Poland have found a way to bridge that gap.
The two cities have interestingly installed futuristic portals that look straight out of sci-fi movies to help citizens view how things are faring in other locations in real-time thereby creating a closer bond.
In updates shared to Twitter on the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland's official page, the message read that the cities of Vilnius and Lubin would now enjoy social interactions through the portals despite the pandemic.
The futuristic portal was designed as a large circular screen with cameras and an internet connection that helps citizens view what was happening at coordinating locations.
WOW 😍 The new landmark in Vilnius, Lithuania aims for people to connect, share, and inspire other people! https://t.co/MSAQ0OaM6r— GMA Network (@gmanetwork) May 31, 2021
The engineers behind the design noted that the portal was designed in a circular way to represent the sci-fi symbol of a bridge. The aesthetic channeled a minimal outlook into resembling a future city.
The European Union is working towards allowing U.S tourists to return to their regular trans-Atlantic travels.
🇵🇱Poland and🇱🇹Lithuania have installed a spectacular portal that allows people to view each other in real-time. Thanks to the installations, the citizens of #Lublin and #Vilnius can wave to each other and make contact despite pandemic barriers.👋— Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland (@PremierRP_en) June 1, 2021
(Photo: @LithuaniaMFA) pic.twitter.com/AfomQcpBpM
The amazing project took up to five years of nonstop work and now the portals have been installed at the Vilnius Train Station Square as well as the Lubin Central Square.
According to the pioneer engineers at LinkMenu Fabrikas Center at Vilnius Tech, the portals were built as visual bridges to unite people of different cultures and further enhance globalization.
Futuristinis „Portalas“ sujungė Vilnių 🇱🇹 ir Liubliną 🇵🇱.— PL in Lithuania 🇵🇱 (@PLinLithuania) May 27, 2021
Vilniuje gimęs projektas Portalas–tai šiuolaikinis bendruomenės katalizatorius, kuriuo tikimasi skleisti vienybės žinutę, skatinti tarptautinę miestų ir valstybių draugystę, suburti bendruomenes pilietiškoms iniciatyvoms pic.twitter.com/vMUs5hECQS
In the spirit of keeping globalization up and fostering unity, citizens of Czech and Poland have taken their collective friendship and hope to the next level. The two nations now have a symbol of friendship.
This started with the citizens living on the Czech-Polish border. After the novel coronavirus caused a hiatus in physical interaction, the people laid out banners spalling the words, "I miss you Czechs."
The Czechs heartily returned this heart-melting gesture, laying out their own banner that read the words, "I miss you too, Pole." Now citizens from both countries can't help but be overwhelmed by the beauty of the friendly gestures.
Presently, the European Union is working towards allowing U.S tourists to return to their regular trans-Atlantic travels. This is in line with certifying that their vaccination certificates would serve as proof of immunity to COVID-19.
The European Union is set to open its borders to vaccinated tourists, a move that means Americans could be allowed to visit this summer https://t.co/4szQpLoQQh— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 19, 2021
The European Commission, which is the executive arm of the European Union, put this into consideration after witnessing the widespread vaccination going on in the United States.