All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines

News -
23 Oct 2013 - 18 Jan 2016
As GPS devices have proliferated on Igloolik (Canada), reports of serious accidents during hunts have spread. An Inuit hunter who hasn't developed way-finding skills can easily become lost, particularly if his GPS receiver fails. The routes so meticulously plotted on satellite maps can also give hunters tunnel vision, leading them onto thin ice or into other hazards a skilled navigator would avoid.