Illustration for article titled How Much Technology Would You Trade for Air Conditioning?

Complaining about the heat is about as tiresome as sitting in an un-airconditioned room and sweating into the puddle of tears you're sobbing because your body is shutting down from heat stroke. So let's not do that. Instead, let's ask: What is the technological masterstroke of air conditioning worth to you?


Would you trade your smartphone, your tablet, your laptop, your Facebook account? I'd trade all of it. Every last bit. Go ahead and drop a global EMP if I can sit in a sweat-free 70-degree apartment instead of swimming in the Hudson River so my organs don't fail. What about the rest of you?


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