November 10, 2019

www.vice.com: AirPods Are a Tragedy 🔗

Caroline Haskins:

The particles that make up these elements were created 13.8 billion years ago, during the Big Bang. Humans extract these elements from the earth, heat them, refine them. As they work, humans breathe in airborne particles, which deposit in their lungs. The materials are shipped from places like Vietnam, South Africa, Kazakhstan, Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, and India, to factories in China. A literal city of workers creates four tiny computing chips and assembles them into a logic board. Sensors, microphones, grilles, and an antenna are glued together and packaged into a white, strange-looking plastic exoskeleton.

This article is amazing. I’m reading it wearing my wireless headphones. There is nowhere to stand without contradiction.

Read the post on www.vice.com.


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