I Used to Be a Human Being

This is an epic meditation on modern life from the great Andrew Sullivan in the September 19, 2016, issue of New York Magazine.

We've all read countless articles on what mobile technology means for us as humans. We all have our own thoughts. We all have our own pros and cons. Sullivan sums up much of what I've been trying to put into words for years. When he writes it down, it's terrifying. Terrifyingly sad. 

"But of course, as I had discovered in my blogging years, the family that is eating together while simultaneously on their phones is not actually together. They are, in Turkle’s formulation, “alone together.” You are where your attention is. If you’re watching a football game with your son while also texting a friend, you’re not fully with your child — and he knows it."

An essential read. Because it's not too late. 

Edward Playfair