NEW YORK • People are growing weary of the constant stream of alerts on their phones and struggling to make it through a meal without checking their screens. They are worried about being tracked. They have tech neck, and it hurts.
As digital culture moves out of its honeymoon phase, a backlash industry has sprung up, with coaches to help people break up with their devices, digital detox camps and tech diets. Mindful of the new mindfulness, Apple and Google have incorporated screen-time monitors into their products.