On the road

Thousands of years ago, getting from village to village was adventurous. And it was a risk. You could lose orientation, starve to death or be devoured by wild animals.

With more and more people inhabiting the planet, villages moved closer together. Travelling was less adventurous, but more communicative, because you’d ask directions.

Then someone thought “Let’s make maps! We will always know what can be found where!” and travelling became an intellectual challenge, because you had to know where you were, where you wanted to go and what route you wanted to take.

So now almost every car has a navigation system. All you have to do is follow. First the manual, then the computer voice instructions. Dull.

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