You can see for yourself what’s going on with your kids, colleagues, friends, strangers in the street…everywhere we go, we see people hunched over screens, seemingly detached from what’s going on around them. Quietly, to the observant, it seems like an invisible, painless operation is underway – the technology is altering our brains.
How did we get here? And where’s this journey leading us? What does that even look like? And is it what we want? Is this culture’s technology changing us and our societies for the better? Does it empower all of us—like it claims to—or does it only empower a select few at the expense of the many? What’s the price we pay to live in this pervasive electronic world?
This era is unprecedented, and perhaps never before has technology been so prolific and shaped our lives so intimately. But there’s a dark side we don’t talk about. Why is that? Is it because we’re too busy being glued to the screen? Why do we shy away from questions about our collective addiction? What’s lurking under the surface?
Could it be that with this era, the stakes have also never been so high that we’ve got it all wrong?