I would insert a photo of a map, or a google earth pic of a 10 square mile area in the country if I had one quickly available. Hopefully you get the visual image without it ?
credit of inspiration to bronxboy55
respect for: our humanity , inventiveness
Many on a recent blog mentioned GPS . It is soo good as a backup.
Once “we” set out to explore our world. We had never seen the new, so we found relationships of where the sun rose, the temperature, the prominent landmark two days walk behind us.
Our navigation skills could soon be lost to abilities / technologies available that we can buy. Since I’m old I can mention the Star Trek Ferengi, lost in space with no idea how to re-invent and repair some technology they traded for.
One possible help to our society — Oh, I might mention I’ve been in the vehicle or heard the story shortly after 5 GPS failures. I’m counting. After a few miles in the wrong way it will redirect, I think? Meaning, I’ve been down that road more than 50 times, and know exactly how to get there by way of the connecting dirt road. It appears GPS will attempt to keep you on a paved road, not knowing a dirt road will not turn to mud if it rains. Think- most roads that get used are graveled and packed / maintained. City streets seem somewhat reliable.
The human in us can still keep navigation skills and landmark recognition with a little practice. Look out the windows when traveling, notice where you turned by landmarks just in case you want to return the way you came. Use your mind to download a view from above that you just looked up on the gadget “you have no idea how to design and build” — but you traded money for it.
Get out and explore. I’m asking a favor ” use your mind and the memory of how you arrived and how to retrace where you have been” If it just rained or is raining, please miss the puddle in the road, it might be really deep and you lose a wheel in it. Several hundred from the city blew the gravel out of it already.
Off topic, but real.
We have , and will continue to enjoy all our gadgets. Myself completely, timing is everything.
Recently. second hand , heard a story of a man that attempted to build a “Toaster”. Specialists and communication have allowed us to order nearly anything. He decided to start with dirt to build a toaster we can buy from K-Mart for less than $50. After a year of research and development, testing materials he had made , maybe one slice of bread was toasted before something failed.