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One Man's Quest for Absolute Silence

Stop Tele-Dysfunction Now!

Addiction to our online devices is degrading our humanity. Read More

I love this article as it

I love this article as it eloquently explains how I feel. Usually I just say "put away the phone it's rude". I just wonder what the rebuttal to this argument would be. Is there anyone who believes these devices are increasing our "humanity"? What would be the argument to show that all these devices are helping us maximize our social potential?

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George Michelsen Foy, a novelist and journalist, teaches creative writing at NYU. His latest book, Zero Decibels: The Quest for Silence, is published by Scribner.

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