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This American Life Exposes the Dark Side of Our Tech

BY RELEVANT CURRENT / GLOBAL January 12, 2012

It’s not news that This American Life is one of the best shows on the radio. But this week’s is especially compelling. It tears back the curtain on how the gadgets we use every day are made. If you use any Apple product, you need to hear this. If you use any Dell product, you should listen to this. If you own any electronics made in China, you need to hear this. Listen after the jump and join the conversation below …


Listen to the episode below (warning: contains some bad language)

1. What is your reaction to this?

2. What should a Christian response to this be?

3. One of the most difficult parts of the episode to listen to is theportion about the chemical that is used to clean all iPhone screens. Are all of us who own iPhones implicated in this fact?

4. What are real steps we can take to change this?

5. If technology is now a need (not a want) in 21st-centuryAmerica—particularly if your job depends on it—how can ChristianAmericans be good stewards and upholders of human dignity while usingtechnology?

Weigh in below. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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