Abandoning the Internet
Paul Miller, a technology writer wrote about his decision to quit the Internet on ‘The Verge’, an online platform created to cover technology, science, art, and culture. On April 30th 2013, Miller writes, “At midnight tonight I will leave the Internet. I’m abandoning one of my “top 5” technological innovations of all time for a little peace and quiet. If I can survive the separation, I’m going to do this for a year. Yeah, I’m serious.”
How would we function without Technology?
In today’s society, technology has become a prominent factor in people’s lives. Imagine asking your friend to leave technology for just a week. The reactions would most likely be shocking.
The press team heavily relies on the Internet. Their articles are uploaded online and the majority of their research is gathered from the Internet. Deputy Head of the Press team, Sarra Mirghani had a surprisingly optimistic response:
“ It would be a lot harder since we live in the age of technology… however it would encourage us to have more human contact when distributing our newsletter. ”
Living in a time where people are so reliant on technology, it’s clear that abandoning it would cause difficulties. However, we may be surprised by the positive outcomes.
“I was a little bored, a little lonely, but I found it a wonderful change of pace.” – Paul Miller
Throughout his experiment, Miller discovered much more of himself than he had originally planned too. Will you challenge yourself to a week without Technology?
By Heba El Zoheery
Photo By Krisztian Pulics