frantic abolition of all distances brings no nearness; for nearness
does not consist in shortness of distance. What is least remote
from us in point of distance, by virtue of its picture on film
or its sound on the radio, can remain far from us. What is incalculably
far from us in point of distance can be near to us. Short distance
is not itself nearness. Nor is great distance remoteness.
-- Martin Heidegger,