Technology is king. Most people spend their days at work staring at a computer screen. When we’re not doing that we’re on our phones, scrolling through social media, watching Netflix, shopping online or warming up food in the microwave. So what happens when you try to ditch technological devices?
Mark Boyle is going to find out and will write about his experiences over the next year. In his first column today, he explains his ambitious plan:
From Wednesday, I’m rejecting the world of complex technology entirely. That means no laptop, no internet, no phone, no washing machine, no tapped water, no gas, no fridge, no television or electronic music; no anything requiring the copper-mining, oil-rigging, plastics-manufacturing essential to the production of a single toaster or solar photovoltaic system.
Do you have a question or a comment for him during his technology abstinence? We’ll make sure he gets them – through old-fashioned snail mail.
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