Where Does Tourism End and Exploration Begin?: Lessons from the Titan ‘Tragedy of the Rich’

William Johnson

Diego Lillo

For five days world public opinion has been pending five people disappeared in a submersible at the bottom of the North Atlantic. His tragic adventure, a journey to the remains of the Titanic upon payment of 250,000 dollars, has forced the mobilization of a millionaire device of human and technological, public and private resources, from several countries. And all, for a doomed mission, because they were dead from the start. The Titan, a bathyscaphe suspected of her lack of safety, imploded as she descended into the ocean abyss.

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