Travelling is a constant desire that humans often want to try. In a society of well-developed transportation, there are different choices of going about one’s journey. What particular form of transportation does one choose to actually go on with the journey? This choice is reflected in the reading ‘Bus of the Future’ as a matter of life and death in a rather humorous manner. In a way, the writer intended to mandate the condition by which she was able to join a group of travelers in a bus with a full hope of seeing the mountain as expected. The adventure however began when she went out of the house and set out for the journey.
What does a bus travel specifically define in relation to the situation presented in this reading? The future is expected to provide a set of different rules and policies of travelling that is expected to be comfortable and specifically client-centered. Relatively, the distinction of such travel condition is dependent on the choice of travel vessel that the traveler is to pick. Being in a bus, as mentioned by the author of the reading, allowed her to see the different colors of the people whom she had the chance to travel alongside with. This was an adventure that was more that what she has expected. Comparing the sophistication of flying in an airplane and riding a bus, the author points out that while air travel is more convenient and comfortable bus rides are considerably fun and eye-opening when it comes to the lives of the people with whom she is travelling with. What makes the ride enjoyable is the fact that she is able to connect with other passengers. It was like being packed with a bunch of people she never knew and gradually learning about them during the entire ride.
Travelling is an aspect of transport that is aimed by modern travel-agencies to develop according to the comfort and convenience of the passengers. With the emergence of gadgets that require ‘wifi’ connections, several transport options have now tried to install within their vessels some technical connections that would allow their passengers to access the internet during the journey. Another addition to most busses in modern and well-developed countries is the existence of on-ride comfort rooms that would make the travel shorter because of the omission of stops for comfort room check-ins. Most likely, these additions have been made to make sure that the travelers are able to sit in their comfort while being able to do what they have to do even when they are travelling. The agencies and developers of transport vessels specifically focus on adding so much to the different features and options of travelling. However, does this make travel any different than before?
Notably, as pointed out in the reading, travel is what it is because of the humans who actually use the transport options. Their attitude, their behavior and their consideration over sharing themselves with others is what makes modern traveling more enjoyable. While features of transport vessels have changed, it could be noted that the enjoyment of travelling still remains dependent on the type of people that travelers are able to meet with either in a bus or in an airplane. While privacy is an utmost concern for many passengers, it could be realized that its existence among individuals and the manner by which each person realizes its existence could only be measured based on what behavior a person has ad how he reflects such attitude towards others. Travelling in the future might not be any different if human element is to be considered. Culture in the human society changes over time; however the manner by which people respond to each other and the desire to connect with one another is expected to remain the same over time. Notably, in the future, it is expected that privacy would become an important aspect of travelling, but the need to desire to be connected with each other through communication and mindless short talks would actually retain its power in establishing human connections.
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