So are you saying it’s unjust for us to be distracted by a physical billboard or all the flashing lights in Times Square too? Your analogy for digital advertising is weak.

Conceptually, digital ads violate no social or financial contract. If your attention is so valuable, use Duck Duck Go instead of Google. Buy a physical newspaper instead of digital content — in which case you’ll not only pay for the product, but also receive a similar saturation of ads. Or… you can adapt.

You’re bemoaning how essential digital products are. Yet, you’re also complaining about an unfair the economic shake, with disregard for the massive consumer surplus.

I do understand your point: we need to put down our devices to let our minds rest (i.e. meditate). I just don’t agree with the means by which you arrived at that conclusion.



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