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Technology Is a Terrible Master

There is more to life than just increasing its speed.

MOHANDAS GANDHI

Someday in the future, we’ve all been told, we will be running around in special clothing that communicates with our bodies and our environment, looking through lenses that digitally enhance the world. We may not be there yet, but it is true that technology is already so woven into our everyday lives that we live and breathe it constantly. The never-ending barrage of notifications and emails and the pressure to know exactly what is going on with all your friends every second of the day constitute an enormous source of stress in today’s schools and colleges.

Even if you are able to resist the temptation to constantly look at your phone, you ...

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