There’s a moment in The Good Place where our protagonist Eleanor chooses from a limitless array of frozen yogurt flavours, finally landing on Fully Charged Cell Phone Battery. “This really is satisfying.” she proclaims with a nod.
It’s an incredible bit of social commentary, pointing directly at where we are in place and time. Of course, as with all humor, the joke’s only funny if you’re in on it.
Sadly, most of us are.
In the paragraphs that follow I’ll outline why our rampant addiction to devices is a problem but first I need to go plug in my