The world of humans is departing. Our cities, our culture, our achievements are disembarking – by land – by sea – by air. Society is is on the move, fragments growing apart. The destination is unknown, a secret. Perhaps we will one day reunite, or maybe we have already reached our goal. In an era of cheap and accessible movement of people and things, mass air transit, mega-shipping and global positioning systems, we shed the restraint of parallels and meridians. Space is collapsing – time is shortening – distances diminishing. Places that used to be far, far away are suddenly close at hand, the world itself is getting small enough to show its glorious diversity.