If this doesn’t at least make you rethink purchasing yet another mobile device, smartphone or tablet, I am not sure if anything would.
These photos are by photographer Marcus Bleasdale who was included in the October 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine.
What’s so significant about these particular photos?
These men and boys are mining the essential minerals that are used to manufacture smartphones and tablets. This certainly makes products like Fair Phones more appealing. At what point, however, do we finally say enough as tech companies continually try to sell us on the bigger, better, faster, newer models of all these devices.
Meanwhile, the photos bear the evidence of how we get those shiny things in our hands.
Does it feel less shiny, now?
SOURCE: Fast Co.Exist