Robert Kaplan decrying the death of travel by smartphone

In the November issue of the Atlantic, Robert Kaplan published a diatribe explaining how smartphones are killing the essence of travel.  Among a number of poetic claims, this was my favorite:

The real adventure of travel is mental. It is about total immersion in a place, because nobody from any other place can contact you. Thus your life is narrowed to what is immediately before your eyes, making the experience of it that much more vivid.

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