The New meaning of mobility

The article, The Meaning of Mobility, discusses what technology has done in shortening the great physical distances between people. Although people can live so far apart from each other or move around so much, the advent of cell phones and location services have made people closer together than ever. I experienced this last year when I discovered Google Maps’s timeline feature which tracks every place that I have been to through the use of location on my phone. It shows the time in the morning every day when I would go to school, the time I left school, and the time and place I’ve spent with my friends. And during the summer when I went to Florida on vacation, it also was able to maintain its all seeing knowledge about my location. The thought of going someplace far away doesn’t worry me about losing the connections and friendships that I currently have.

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