“Suddenly, travel will hold no fears.”
Skyscanner’s The Future Of Travel boldly predicts that new technology will take the guesswork out of travel planning.
Although these technological advances are designed to be helpful, I’m concerned about eliminating fear from travel.
It’s in conquering fears that we experience breakthroughs.
Fear of not being understood and of not understanding others pushes us to learn a language or connect with people through expressions and gestures.
Do you remember how it feels to select a meal without really knowing what it is? Or to rely on the help of a stranger to count your money? Or to get lost in an unfamiliar part of town?
These things humanize us and expand our comfort zone.
Do we really want to eliminate scary experiences and make travel easy?
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