The impact of digital technology on the environment is around 7% of global electricity production. Here again, the market system is at work through an ever-increasing quest to make us consume more and more digital content.
Programmed obsolescence, marketing campaigns, frequent innovations and the creation of artificial needs will soon exhaust the stock of rare earths needed for their production.
We even come to offer our children from birth, toys that look like tablets, phones or other connected objects to get them hooked from a young age. However, scientific studies have formally shown the harmful effects of screens on the development of the brain before the end of its growth.
What about high-frequency trading or bitcoins, which use as much electrical energy as Sweden or Switzerland.