Known for his travel writing, Pico Iyer has explored cross-cultural interactions for decades as an essayist for “TIME” and writer for publications including Harper’s and the The New York Times. The Daily sat down with Iyer to discuss the significance of solitude and connection in a technologically-focused world.
U.S. passport-holders are lucky. We get to travel virtually anywhere without visas. Citizens of other countries looking to travel internationally, however, are not so fortunate because they have to go through a lengthy visa application process.
Born and raised in the Computer Age, I didn’t know a life without technology. This past winter quarter, however, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid. That meant (per my parents) turning off my data plan and abandoning my iPhone in order to avoid huge phone expenses.