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.