Have you ever read a story where a character suddenly finds a supernatural portal and teleports away from some evil enemy? Did it fit well into the story or did it feel like the writer had painted himself into a corner and struggled to get out? Ever done this yourself as a writer, even if the story didn’t see the light of day (or the dark of night as the case may be)?
According to NASA you might be off the hook slightly as they have discovered that these portals are one step closer to reality.
Okay, so these portals are magnetic in nature and exist in outer space. Still a little tricky to weave into a believable story featuring earth-bound characters in a haunted house or deep tunnels but hey, your imagination is probably better than mine.
How do new advances in technology affect what you find acceptable in your story? Something that you may once have considered beyond realistic in your universe simply because it isn’t plausible in our own universe may now actually be plausible in our own, and therefore yours. Does that give you free reign?
Is your universe based on our real world where the rules are well known and anything supernatural has no place? Or is it total fantasy where anything goes? Does current technology affect what you write regardless of genre?