This is a wonderful piece, Umair. You have given me much to think about. Thank you for expressing this urgent matter so eloquently, so thoughtfully.
Strange how the juxtaposition of human v. computer seems to gravitate to Shakespeare as a kind of mental/digital touchstone. I’ve scabbled down a few thoughts on this recently, though I approach things from a different, much less comprehensive, perspective. On King Lear and iPhones:
400 years later, what does King Lear have to teach us? Put down our iPhones.medium.com