“For a list of ways technology has failed to improve our lives, press 3.”—Alice Kahn
Have you read Amusing Ourselves to Death, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, The Plug-in Drug, The Shallows, etc.?
This book is different, and it is a Pulitzer Prize nominee. It doesn’t just analyze the problem; it works for strategies and solutions, and it draws on the full resources of a great spiritual tradition, that of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
We live in a technological world mindbogglingly different from how humans have lived in millennia of history and a far longer prehistory.
Some of these changes are very destructive. Most of us know that most of us spend far too much time on Facebook but the problem is worse than we realize.
This book draws on the profound resources of Eastern Orthodox mystical theology to provide an incisive critique of how technology has affected us. There are other books that offer a critique, but this book is interesting, special, different. It outlines a practical “how to” and an approach to not having technologies run our life.
The author has written extensively on this topic, and the very best and most foundational works for all of these are present in A Pack of Cigarettes for the Mind.
This Non-Fiction book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print