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Along the way, solitude was part of the average human experience. Today, it has been all but eradicated from our lives. It's not just deeply unfashionable, but entirely antithetical to the technological and social changes thrust upon us by the digital age. As social media and tech companies wrestle for our attention, they all fundamentally promise the same thing: wherever we are, whatever we're doing, we never have to be on our own again.”
Was it a falling tree branch that caused the noise that woke me? Or is there something out there, watching from the shadows? I strain to listen, but can hear nothing except my own breath and the slow whistle of the wind-whipped trees.
I go back inside the hut, wedge a broom under the handle of the lockless door and put the axe by my bed. I lie down. I close my eyes. I add it up again: 62 hours, 35 minutes since I last saw or spoke to another human being.”
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