A noteworthy op-ed in the New York Times, November 18th 2017, adds to the mounting awareness of how digital technologies steal time as much as they save it, erodes relations as much as they enable them; offering a sense of “global belonging” and at the same time a rush to “belong” – all the time. Dan Sax writes:
Many of us bought into the fantasy that digital made everything better. We surrendered to this idea, and mistook our dependence for romance, until it was too late.
Today, when my phone is on, I feel anxious and count down the hours to when I am able to turn it off and truly relax. The love affair I once enjoyed with digital technology is over — and I know I’m not alone.