In Brief

The younger generation may want to explore the world virtually from the comfort of their homes, rather than actually visiting places.

A recent report says young people prefer playing computer games and indulging in social networks rather than enjoying outside activities. The Future of Free Time report, commissioned by online travel firm lastminute.com says that in Japan, people are spending more time and money on in-house entertainment and technology to sightsee from the comfort of their homes rather than travel and visit places.

The report further says:

Perhaps worryingly, a new generation will reject travel altogether in favor of gaming, social networking and ‘always on’ media. As in-home leisure is becoming more engaging, a group of young people will emerge who do not go out any more. Rather than travel, this group of Go-Nowhere-Gamers prefers to transfer their lives into the home, playing computer games and watching interactive 3D TV.

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