The digital divide is going into reverse. Until recently, it was all about access to technology; but now, it’s about limiting access to technology. Among those who know most about tech, the worry about the impact that digital devices have on their children is such that they are moving toward a complete or partial ban.
In Silicon Valley, elite schools now eschew most digital devices while schools for poor and middle-class US children continue to promote screens. Moving forward, this is a sign that businesses and ideas focused on human interaction will benefit from a premium.
This point makes the issue of digital detox all the more relevant and compelling. Limiting our digital consumption is wellness positive. So is reconnecting with nature. These observations may seem trivial to wellness aficionados and practitioners, but they haven’t yet percolated down to the daily lives of a large majority of people.