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I've fallen out of love with technology

If people begin to focus on the drawbacks of technology, it could have lasting consequences for the economy and for tech companies' bottom lines

Shira Ovide | Bloomberg 

I’ve never been a gadget nerd, but I also remember vividly the first time I tried the original iPod and YouTube and wondered why these magical things hadn’t existed before. And when I moved to the Bay Area about six years ago as a technology journalist, I was struck by the feeling that this was the only remaining American industry not experiencing an existential crisis. Tech folks tend to be optimistic about what they do and the future in general, and that feeling was contagious. Now, though, I’m not so sure. This has been a year of reckoning with the extreme ...

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 00:22 IST