5 votes I used to be a human being Posted July 14, 2018 by Pilgrim Tags: technology, addiction, distraction, personal histories, author.andrew sullivan, long read, paywall.soft http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-my-distraction-sickness-and-yours.html Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Title Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness - and Yours Authors Andrew Sullivan Published Sep 19 2016 Word count 7100 words 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK Pilgrim (OP) July 14, 2018 Link Although I spent hours each day, alone and silent, attached to a laptop, it felt as if I were in a constant cacophonous crowd of words and images, sounds and ideas, emotions and tirades — a wind tunnel of deafening, deadening noise. So much of it was irresistible, as I fully understood. So much of the technology was irreversible, as I also knew. But I’d begun to fear that this new way of living was actually becoming a way of not-living.