The New York Times recently posted three articles, all written by Nellie Bowles, about the dangers of technology, the risk of addiction. I will post all three today.
One technologist compared tech addiction to crack cocaine.
It is shocking that the same people who are aggressively selling tech-cocaine to America’s children and schools keep it away from their own children.
This is the first in a series.
SAN FRANCISCO — The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones really work, and many have decided they don’t want their own children anywhere near them.
A wariness that has been slowly brewing is turning into a regionwide consensus: The benefits of screens as a learning tool are overblown, and the risks for addiction and stunting development seem high. The debate in Silicon Valley now is about how much exposure to phones…
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