Cognitive Cartography

Mental map-making and technology

Before the advent of GPS, everyone flipped through road atlases and A-Z maps, plotting their route from A to B. Now digital maps work out the journey, and it is a route from you to B. The map radiates outward from that central pin that is you, and your destination simply approaches. Even knowing exactly where you are or the whereabouts of what you seek is unnecessary. All you have to do is follow instructions, and trust the tech.