I find myself thinking of the keyboard as I type. I rarely if ever think about the multitude of components going into its mass manufacture, yet tons of minerals and components are required to travel uncounted (for me) miles for this to be ‘marketable’ - not to mention I will never meet the people who mined, formed and assembled it. Many of those minerals and components are stockpiled in various stages of raw ingredient. So many dimensions of modern technological life. The phrase ‘primordial soup’ comes to mind as an also ‘modern’ trope on the emergence of life - funny to think our rear view mirror projecting and extrapolating back to unknowable millennia also seems to apply to the dissociated condition created through planned obsolescence, transnational marketing and the veiled side of this ‘culture’.
‘Oops moments’, as we see peak technology industry, face the self-mandated dilemma of profit margin versus regulated handling with attendant peak aggregate consequences.
We haven’t yet reach the point of maturation where news contains the actual information on what the electrobiochemical impact on the atmosphere is with this and the constants of other pollution. If one regards this as arrogance in denial of consequence, then we perhaps need to revisit our definition of reaching adulthood.