Several years ago, I began to realize that the internet wasn’t working for me. It was taking too much and giving too little. Unlike, say, a tree, which takes nothing and gives so much.
So I decided to (1) opt-out of the attention economy and (2) dramatically reduce my screen time. I did that by (A) deleting all of my social media accounts and (B) getting rid of my smartphone.
It's been euphoric.
Social media, as it currently exists, is a failed experiment. We need better ways to use the internet. Better ways to read and connect with others. Humans shouldn’t be required to play ad-packed video games in order to stay in touch with friends and family and get informed about current events.
Subscribe. My blog is entirely non-fiction, but it reads like dystopian sci-fi because that’s the world we live in. I’ll always respect your privacy. I’ll always respect your time. Time is all we have.