Suffering from "an existential buyer’s remorse for civilization itself," a tech geek goes to China to explore the true cost of his stuff, our consumption, and the guilt born of "our subconscious collective bargain at the dawn of the industrial age to trade the resources of our planet for the chance to escape it." From Wired.
"When 17 people take their lives, I ask myself, did I in my desire hurt them? Even just a little? And of course the answer, inevitable and immeasurable as the fluttering silence of our sun, is yes. Just a little."