Taking Back Control of Our Tech

Overplugged

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[Daniel Sieberg / credit: Rafael Jimenez]

An interview with Google spokesperson and TV personality Daniel Sieberg

By David Ryan Polgar

Arthur C. Clarke, famed writer of2001: A Space Odyssey, once said that “[a]ny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This was one of Clarke’s Three Laws, deriving from his 1962 essay “Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination.” Given the extraordinary technology that now fits in our palm or pocket, it is no wonder that we have broadly adopted major advances in technology without always considering some inherent tradeoffs. Who isn’t dazzled by a little magic? 

The magical honeymoon may be over. 

“When smartphones became popular there was a lot of gee-wiz,” says Google spokesperson and TV personality Daniel Sieberg. “People are now thinking a little clearer about their tech.” Sieberg is the author of The Digital Diet: The 4-step plan to break your…

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