One of the more distressing moral dichotomies I am forced to deal with is the knowledge that the same tools that I use to combat trafficking also were the products of mining and labour practices which contribute to labour trafficking in so-called “less developed” nations. It’s frustrating to know for example that wars are entirely funded by completely obsolete industries fueled by human greed and lack of compassion.
When I got my first smartphone, I had no idea how many people had died to ensure that it made its way into my hands, and when I did finally learn the uncomfortable truth, I probably cried for awhile. I try desperately not to ever injure my technology, but obviously accidents happen and I am rather hard on my equipment.
Which is why I am utterly delighted to announce that the UK Launches World’s First Ethical Smartphone.