Here is a very interesting piece of research by Ulrike Gretzel from the University of Wollongong on "dead zones" in tourism.

"Is it even possible that tourists are willing to pay for the privilege of being unplugged?" she added.

Their study discovered that travellers had a positive experience when out of contact with loved ones, both on social media and through more traditional means, because they were able to concentrate on the here and now.

In the context of uberveillance will there be such a thing as dead zones? Or will you have to pay to opt-out of tracking/monitoring?

How are "dead zones" similar/disimilar to the notion of "living off the grid"?

AuthorKatina Michael