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There are endless ways to lose your sense of place. A common one goes something like this: You call an Uber to get across town. You track the driver’s arrival on your phone and, once in the car, answer texts and watch a video on YouTube. You aren’t exactly disconnected—you’re attuned to some version of reality—but you’re oblivious to physical geography. You are not alone in this behavior

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James McWilliams is the author of numerous books on food, agriculture, and animals, including The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals (Thomas Dunne, 2015) and Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown, 2009).

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