This piece is reposted from Pixels & Politics, originally published on July 31. Check out pixelsandpolitics.com for essays on technology, design, and growth marketing in the political industry.
Look, the Internet and its related technologies are a big deal, I get it.
In fact, the only person not to notice technology’s role in shaping our lives is likely to be found at the bottom of Mamie White’s mine shaft (she’s got three you know).
It’s gotten so bad that the average human being now carries at least 2.9 devices on them at all times.
In fact, there are now more people on this planet with a mobile phone than a toothbrush. Sad, especially during close conversations.
And, if those weren’t startling enough, in 2009 Google handled an estimated 1 billion search queries a day, generating almost 200 tons of CO2 and using more electricity in a year than almost two-thirds of the world’s nations.
So sorry Beyoncé, it’s obvious. Who runs the world? Tech…tech now runs the world. Continue reading →