Can we survive gadgetless travel?
Recent developments in terrorist tactics may force drastic changes in our travel habbits.
Gadgetless air travel has already started in the UK and some European countries. This may soon spread to the United States and may even find its way here.
And why stop there? The same security reason for banning gadgets in flights can be applied, with more reason, on vessels and even on long bus trips.
Gadgetless travel will soon be the rule than the exemption.
Personally, I will have a hard time to adjust.
Just take a possible celphone ban as an example. On such trips, we rely on celphones, at the very least, to ensure that someone will be there when we arrive at our destination.
And how will we pass the time on these long trips? We hate wasting time so we churn away at our laptops. We beat boredom by playing video games, surfing the web and listening to personal music on our personal music players. Just imagine the effects on long journeys.
So can we change our gadget travel habbits? I think we have to because the alternative is simply unacceptable.