I like where you're going with this.
1. I think saying "no" to shiny, noisy, comfortable things is one of our few conscious decisions.
2. Our executive function is tiny. To be effective against our lizard brains, we need to combine with other people's tiny executive functions to have the power to say "no" to systems that individualize and separate us into prey for the predator systems and bullies, at least while we form habits or build our own systems to avoid them.
3. Your "technology" subscription could easily be replaced by putting all overhead costs of civilization into sales tax so that everyone sees the actual cost at the decision point of everything they buy, as well as eliminating the tax deduction of the horrendously corrupt income tax code that pays advertisers to exploit our lizard brains.