Flipping through apps like we used to surf through channels, expecting a variable reward but more often getting caught in a ludic loop.
Getting hugged in a web of inspiration porn and motivational quotes without actually getting off the computer to do the work is insanity.
The paradox is staring at us right in the face: Having unfettered access to an entire web is a recipe for distraction.
Contemplating off the grid is free — it’s not a luxury.
The optimistic expectancy that we can cut the cord and chase real life is a worthy endeavor. Most people can’t resist pushing buttons on the nearest screen, snacking on a perpetual hit of chemical satisfaction.
Like placating a nagging worry with good thoughts, we tend to technology as an instrument for coping with idleness. But we experience a virtual suck of life beforehand.
The inability to do nothing empowers the light.