Technology has radically altered our lives, democratized abilities and possibilities and has subsumed itself in virtually everything we do.

But perhaps we should not confuse technology with the possibility of more freedom or increased liberty. In fact, technology might more often get in the way.

I think Independence can be best felt walking in the meadow or along a stream on a sunny morning, measuring my breath against the songs of the insects and the birds.

And I see Liberty in the smiles of family, friends and neighbors when we get together and do nothing but enjoy each other’s company.

In other words, on this Independence Day, what a great time to set down our phones and laptops and desktops and relive freedom, relive independence, relive what it means to be human.

Happy Fourth of July!

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