Letter from the editor – 48.23

To the amazing ML/LD community,


And as we approach the end of the year you will see the headline article is all about the school of thought that suggests that the internet can actually improve the longevity and quality of life of our elder citizens.

I think this is one of the more interesting bits of data around the positive effects of device usage. Perhaps at a later stage of life there more of a need for mental stimulation and digital devices can serve that affect whereas at a younger age it appears that the nature of screens and the dopamine release is not so good for a young mind.

More studies will quantify this better but my gut says that time off devices, physical exercise and mental stimulation is just as important during our later stages of life, but at a macro level during our later years we tend to have less contact with family and friends and devices can be the perfect bridge to allow this to happen as well as giving our older minds some much needed stimulation during those endless scrolls!


Thanks for being a subscriber, your subscription alone helps the More Life Less Device mission move forward every day.

And we fully get the irony that you are reading this on a device, We stand firmly as advocates of technology, believing that it can enrich our lives when approached with balance and intention. Our goal is to minimise the adverse effects of device overuse while celebrating technology’s immense potential.

Morgan McCarthy




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