The Lesser Minds Problem
Modern life makes physical distance almost meaningless. With sufficient funds, a person living in a developed country can wake up on one side of the planet and go to bed on the other. Without even getting out of bed, a person can see via webcam nearly any corner of the planet, talk to someone sitting nearly anywhere in the world, and view the weather from the South Pole to the North Pole and everywhere in between. Overcoming physical distance is nothing.