- What this means, though, is that there’s a deep misalignment between the goals we set for ourselves and the goals that many of our information technologies have for us. This seems to me to be a really big deal and one that no one talks about nearly enough. We trust these technologies to be companion systems for our lives: we trust them to help us do the things we want to do, to become the people we want to be. We trust them to be on our side.
- Attention is paid in possible futures foregone.
I like parts of this essay, but not the whole - it has a distinct snobby air to it IMO. But it feels like a succint synopsis of many articles about our addiction to phones and social media, and it's been on my mind more lately as I increasingly restrict my phone.