7.1 Context

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley, English writer and philosopher.

The world is a strange place. Millions of CCTV cameras scan and record much of our movement. PIN numbers and ATM cash machines track each and every money transaction; sometimes in order to prohibit fraudulent access of our bank accounts. Digital media devices report many of our movements, record our photos to an iCloud, and publish our GPS position to whomever, or whatever, wishes to know. We can use mobile phones on civilian aircraft. We can take our pets around the world as our travel companions and they are entitled to their own biometric passport. We can check out possible holiday ...

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