Uncharted territory: Where digital maps are leading us

The way we use maps is evolving fast, and it will change a great deal more than how we navigate, argues Kat Austen, an opinion editor at New Scientist.

“Digital maps offer to enhance and optimise the world, giving us an even richer experience as we navigate through it. But equally, there is the risk that they could make us duller, less questioning and more unadventurous – providing a curated, virtually mediated experience that will make us more reliant on proprietary tools than ever before.”

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