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The Day That Albert Einstein Feared

(Image via The Eco-Senior)

“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”
– Albert Einstein

The quote is often linked to Albert Einstein. Einstein did say, “It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity,” when he was questioned about the atomic bomb. (source: 2010, The Ultimate Quotable Einstein, Edited by Alice Calaprice, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey. (Verified on paper)

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P.S. Pardon the typographical error of “friends” in the image.

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Why Simon is Glad His iPhone Broke

Why Simon is Glad His iPhone Broke

Here’s a good read, by Ruby on Rails developer Simon Hørup Eskildsen, on how liberating it is to disconnect from the time-eating temptations of having a smartphone:

“A few spare minutes would usually result in checking my email, Twitter and Facebook. I was a little bit everywhere, all the time. But not truly anywhere. Without the temptation available from my pocket, I feel like I am more present being wherever I am.”

Read the full story here.