Donald Crowhurst was a British man that set off to single handily sail a yacht around the world. After lying about his position in the race and evidence found after his disappearance indicates that this attempt ended in insanity and suicide.
When thinking about travel and isolation what often comes to mind are voyages alone that often end badly due to lack of resources or lack of human contact. Also what comes to mind is the quietest place on earth that though insulation and sound proofing it is in the world records. It is said to be so quiet that people hallucinate.
“When it’s quiet, ears will adapt. The quieter the room, the more things you hear. You’ll hear your heart beating, sometimes you can hear your lungs, hear your stomach gurgling loudly, Steven Orfield, the lab’s President and founder, told The Daily Mail. “In the anechoic chamber, you become the sound.”
Theses are the far extremes of isolation but in everyday life can we really be completely isolated with the use of technology and travel?