Why Davos feels even more out of touch this year by Stephen Gandel @FortuneMagazine January 22, 2015, 2:12 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons The World Economic Forum in Davos has been derided before as an out of touch orgy of billionaires held in the Swiss Alps. But somehow, impossibly, this year a number of people seem to think the gathering is more divorced from reality than usual. Is it just me or does Davos feel even less relevant than usual this year? — Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) January 21, 2015 In line for Mindfulness session at Davos, woman next to me is shopping for $60,000,000 – $90,000,000 NYC apartments on her iPhone 6+. #wef15 — David Gelles (@dgelles) January 21, 2015 I'm not saying Davos attendees are out of touch, but it's the only place that has disabled parking for private jets. — Andy White (@AndyJWhite) January 21, 2015 The more I read about Davos, the more ridiculously out-of-touch and narcissistic the whole meeting seems to be. — Chris Kissack (@chris_kissack) January 21, 2015 The conference may not actually be any more out of touch than usual. Indeed, there are panel discussions on Ebola, lots of talk about the need for cyber-security, and the screening of a movie about the plight of women in Saudi Arabia. Still, at least some of the whispers in the espresso-filled lounge of Davos’ Congress Centre, the forum’s main venue, are focused on why the global gabfest is less relevant than it has been in the past. The billionaires are only part of the problem.