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The digital economy includes small holder farmers being able to access finance on a mobile device without having to go to a bank. Shutterstock

The digital economy is becoming ordinary. Best we understand it

The digital economy will, soon, become the ordinary economy as the uptake - and application - of digital technologies in every sector in the world grows.
The time we invest in our digital lives is time we don’t get back. But, it’s not impossible to knock your digital-dependance - and the holidays are the best time to start. SHUTTERSTOCK

A month at sea with no technology taught me how to steal my life back from my phone

As the head of a media and communications program, my life's digital-analogue balance was off. Four weeks at sea with no devices refocussed my views – even on things that had been there all along.
Some people fear we’re interacting more with our phones at the expense of our loved ones. Ana Blazic Pavlovic/Shutterstock.com

How to tell if your digital addiction is ruining your life

While there are negative impacts, many of the risks of too much screen time are overblown. A scholar who has studied the topic for years offers some tips for finding the right balance.

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