The tech we're thankful for: A cynic's guide

Nov 28, 2019 - Mashable

I carry a lot of animosity towards everyday tech. 

iPhones distract my loved ones from our quality time, smart assistants insist I need a butler who spies on me, and my various inboxes and text messages enable me to be "always on." Then there’s that whole degradation of democracy thing. 

I’m not alone in harboring these less-than-sunny sentiments: According to the Pew Research Center, Americans are concerned about how tech is affecting their privacy and many have considered cut...