This is not about a phone
Smartphones hold a fascinating paradox. It is the hyper symbol of connectivity, but we’ve lost any connection with the source of how it is made and the social consequences attached to it during the production process.
Every pixel you see, every byte you send has a whole world of minerals, factories, recycling and distribution behind it. Now it is time to start closing the gap between the connected world of our communication systems and the disconnected ancient world of our production systems.
The same beautiful possibilities smartphones give us to share information, solve problems together and create shared value can actually be a driver to make people relate again to the geology of our digital systems.