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Ubiquitous mobile phones are a product of possession culture. Obviously there is the desire to possess the new shiny product of the moment. But, more than that, there is the desire to possess other people. The cultural norm of always having your device nearby and of prioritizing it allows us to be possessed by the people that may cause it to ring, to buzz, to jingle-jangle.
What if we abandoned possession culture? What if we abandoned capitalism. What if doing and being became more important than having?
What would the world look like? Continue reading