Nir Eyal makes a somewhat contrarian point that mobile phones aren’t to blame for distraction. His view is that “you can’t call something a distraction unless you know what it’s distracting you from”.
Deutsch raises the question: “What is the basis for sustainability?” Should sustainability be based upon living standards of the 1800s or the 1900s or the 2000s? Or is sustainability the wrong approach? For Deutsch, the answer is not sustainability, it is infinite progress.
Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving forward as if to the attack are signs that he will retreat.