A recent collection by Leanne Weber (2015a) engaged with the topic of rethinking border control in a globalised world. In it, prominent border scholars questioned and pondered the future of borders in a world that moves so quickly we can hardly keep up with the news headlines. Instead, every morning we are presented with a one-minute summary of the news in almost all major newspapers and TV portals. Yet the world in motion has arguably never been more static for many: all the while global populations have constantly been categorised according to their hierarchy of mobility. Weber and others imagined the world with or without borders in a thought experiment that should make us think about our role as border scholars in understanding, mapping, and countering borders of the future.