It’s possible you may have managed to avoid ever running into Charlie Brooker’s columns at the Guardian, it being a British newspaper and all. But even if his scathing reviews of UK shows are no longer appearing regularly, there’s a newer piece of Brooker no one should be missing: How TV Ruined Your Life.
I thought I’d recommend it after watching the fifth episode (above), which blames TV for our adoration of progress, technology, and gadgets. The rest of the show is brilliant as well, and is an excellent indictment of a single technology that has made its way into our deepest emotional and social norms.
In 20 years, do you think there will be a How Smartphones Ruined Your Life? I hope so.