The information-technology revolution has made us smarter, faster, and more globally savvy. It has also seeped poison.
On the outskirts of Accra lies the Agbogbloshie slum—one of Ghana’s largest electronics-waste dumps. Amid black smoke and the stench of burning plastic, a mountain of abandoned motherboards, computer monitors, and hard drives litters the landscape. It is no wonder the locals call it “Sodom and Gomorrah.”