Technology is supposed to be our friend. It will break the chains of labour and free us to pursue lives of creative freedom. Technology is going to open up a brave new world of equality and opportunity. It has provided revolutionary benefits in areas like agriculture and medicine but is failing miserably in many others.
Technology is used to manipulate public opinion, turning public debate and policy away from truth, logic, love and compassion towards lies, fear, hatred and selfishness. We spend time feeding our screen addictions at the expense of those around us. Relationships suffer. What little social conversation exists veers towards the latest series we've binged watched rather than exploration of topics rooted in the reality of our lives.
Technology is not some ominous, amorphous unknown. We have created it. We allow it into our lives. We are technology.
But is resistance futile?