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We need to think seriously about what comprises a healthy technological diet.
We are surrounded by technology. We sleep with our phones, leave the TV on during dinner, genetically engineer our food, fight our wars with drones and travel any distance over 100 feet by car.
In the same way that we scrutinize the food that we eat, so, too should we think seriously about the technology we use.
I have a tin of organic, shade-grown, free trade coffee on a shelf in my kitchen. Why not hold my car to a similarly rigorous standard? I make an effort to eat fast food as infrequently as possible, so why shouldn’t I also try to cut down on the number of hours I spend parked in front of my TV each day? If I don’t want to buy beef that comes from cows raised on atrocious factory farms, why would I want to buy a cell phone made of pebbles wrought from the earth by people working in atrocious mining operations overseas?
It’s time to think about what comprises a healthy technological diet. Which of our devices belong at the bottom of the technological food pyramid, and which at the top? Which should we consume regularly for good health, and which should be used sparingly? Are there some which should not be used at all?