How society can finally wake up and break free from the shackles of social media

Social media is rotting our brains. We have a moral obligation to pay attention to the war in Ukraine, but that doesn’t mean we should carry the war in our pockets and feast on its tragedy on our lunch break.

As I wrote last week, our addiction to digital technology and social media really hurts: it reduces our ability to concentrate, reduces our productivity, makes our teenagers anxious, and makes us all less empathetic and more tribal. Yet, it also brings huge benefits. A world without these technologies would, in many ways, be a poorer place. So what to do?

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