There ARE no technological devices whose “very existence” leads to a Taker mentality. The Taker mentality was in place thousands of years before the invention of writing, much less radio or television. This sort of thinking—examining technological devices one by one to see which will “have to be abandoned”—leads to nothing but empty wrangling, with one side lining up to say yes and another side lining up to say no. The arguments alone could last for hundreds of years—which is to say longer than the human race will be around if it continues in its present course.

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