Scott Adams, the cartoonist who created Dilbert, comes up with the idea of a virtual vacation in the Wall Street Journal after spending some time underwater in a Costa Rican kayak.
If you applied some serious science to the field of vacations, could you design an experience with most of the benefits but at a lower cost and with fewer hassles?
An ethnic restaurant with "authentic" decor is a "virtual" experience, as is Chinatown in Vancouver or San Francisco. Maybe he's on to something.
You can read it all here.