Consumption of digital services — a sign of poverty

New York Times publishes an interesting text with the main thesis: the consumption of digital services — it is a sign of poverty. We say the digital economy, but we mean the service economy for the poor.

Consumption of digital services — a sign of poverty

You are poor if your doctor consults you online and not in person.
Poor if your children learn online, not with offline teachers.
Poor if you buy goods online, and not in a beautiful store in the city center.

Recent events clearly do not contribute to increased solvency
population. This means that digital technologies and automation will be more in demand among these masses of the population.
The author of the article, Nelly Bowlers, goes further and declares that «luxerization» human relationships.

If you are still receiving services from real people or have the opportunity to communicate with them, then most likely you are a member of the new elite, whose prestigious consumption lies in the rejection of digital services in favor of offline.
If a computer program informs you that you are dying, it means that you are dying as a poor man in a digital economy.

The rich have communication with people – living without a phone during the day, leaving social networks and unanswered e-mail has become a status symbol.

This has led to a curious new reality: human contact is becoming an elite product.

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