Has the technology been driving this food obsession, or does the food obsession drive the technology that then lets us obsess more?
I think it’s a little bit chicken and egg. I do think our obsession with food, at its core, [comes from] our connection with technology, and then we use the technology to further our obsession. But I do think the technology is the start of it, [because] for the first time [since it’s been studied] young people and teens are spending more on food than on clothing.
The clearest connection across nations—because this is not a national trend [but] a generational trend—is our connection to technology. So you’re seeing this drive toward food in pretty much any developed city around the world. [When my book came out] I got calls from Spain, Australia, China, India, Canada—all these people saying this is happening here too.
What kind of millennial fits into this category and what millennial doesn’t really has to do with how much of your life is run in a digital space—how much time you’re spending in front of screens, how much you rely on these technologies.
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