… the problem
omething is wrong with tourism. There are too many people trying to visit too few attractions. Some of the most beautiful places on the planet, destinations that represent the pinnacle of human achievement and thought, have been turned into factories. They’ve become processing plants where faux experience is stamped-out in volume.
The plastic moments are digitized on cards in cameras and videocams; they are imprinted onto “been-there-done-that” scripts trotted-out when tourists get home and holographed onto a general sense of worldliness which is groundless.
Why does tourism destroy the very thing that it loves?
I have some ideas on how to fix this… more to come.