Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age: a Beginner’s Guide to Technobiophilia
Sue Thomas, Kindle, 2017
Are you always staring at your phone and never at the sky? If so, you’re not alone. Many people today feel divorced from the natural world and a good number blame it on their digital lives. Everything is too fast, everyone is too connected. It seems impossible to get away from your mobile, your tablet, your PC. But what we need is more nature, not less technology.
I believe we don’t need to disconnect from the internet to reconnect with the earth, sea and sky. This book is not about giving up technology, it’s about opening up your life. In this beginner’s guide, I explain what technobiophilia is, how I discovered it, and why it’s important. I demonstrate how our digital lives connect to nature in a selection of personal stories and research, interspersed with practical activities to try for yourself.