Pity Earth’s Creatures

Yet another article bashing technological addiction at the cost of nature:

It’s not just ponds being steamrollered for industry, but gazing itself being lost to Twitter. The attention span involved in formulating a menagerie out of cloud shapes in the sky while lax on one’s back in the grass has been eclipsed by what’s interesting on-screen 20 inches away, and conscientious parents will troop their youngster to a planetarium, as to the dinosaur hall next door.

I tend to believe that these incredible technologies continue to liberate us from the prison of biology, to become more aware of our surroundings. Digital tools make me want to explore the world more and share my experiences, not less.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.