We are so completely surrounded by technology that we sometimes don’t even realize how much it consumes us. And if we do we will laugh about it, say something along the lines of “I should use less tech,” then proceed to check [insert social network of choice]. While there is of course nothing wrong with technology it is scary sometimes when we realize how much it truly consumes us.
Check out this post from Apartment Therapy.Jennifer Hunter writes about how she forgets her phone for a day and while we may all think “Oh, it’s no big deal,” if the same thing has ever happened to you you realize how dependent we have become on our tech. In the case of the phone, half the time we hold it and look at it simply becuase we are bored and we want something to hold. Tech has become a sort of addiction or a comfort object, and while tech may not be bad, the way we interact with it certainly has the potential to be.
Or at least it’s my opinion that it can at the very least be a detriment to our day to day lives. We notice less and become so dependent on our tech that we work ourselves into a panic without it. Butas Jennifer eventually concludes, going techless (or at least phoneless) for a day isn’t actually the end of the world. You may encounter a few minor inconveniences, but I would challenge everyone to go phoneless for a day… or if you are feeling particularly brave, unplug everything for the day (But don’t feel bad if you need to check your email at some point.)
Maybe see how well you fare without tech for a day.I have a vacation coming up, so it isn’t entirely necessary for me to have internet access for the entirety of the week. I may go techless for at least a couple of days. I’ll let you know how it goes…