It's called the Remote Tower, and when it goes into service this fall, air traffic controllers in Sundsvall, Sweden will huddle underneath those massive screens and direct flights into the Örnsköldsvik airport from over 60 miles away.
There are way too many rules we have to follow when flying, especially since 9/11. If you don't follow them, you're off that plane. Not to mention the handcuffs. But there are dumb ways to get ejected and awesomely dumb ways.
Humans like to be able to reach every point of the planet, don't we? That sometimes means going by car or, even, by foot with a machete. To go further into the globe we still have to use some trusty (and often old) planes, which means we need remote airports.