Authentic.today offers inspiration, encouragement, and information you need to live well in the digital age.

All around us, connected devices abound. We are entrusting huge technology companies with much of our selves. More than offering us useful services, these companies are actually shaping our identity in ways we don’t even realize or appreciate yet. It is time to reclaim our selves and our humanity before it is too late.

Andrew McDiarmid is a media specialist in Seattle. He writes a column on technology for Newsmax. His writing on technology has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Herald (Scotland), Technoskeptic Magazine, BreakPoint.org, and others. He is also host of Simply Scottish, a podcast of Scottish culture and music, available wherever you listen to podcasts.