Can you go 24 hours without touching smart tech?

Can you survive?


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Johnatan56

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Going camping last year did so, but if in my own house/within the city? No, lights are "smart"/google home controlled, read books on my phone/tablet.
Even going out I need my phone as I use it to pay (tap), has my transport year ticket, etc.

It's basically just that instead of it being lots of different items (physical book, cards/cash) it's all just condensed into one or two.
 

The_Ogre

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Walk in the park.

During my binges, I give my phone to someone trustworthy to keep until my next working day.

All I need is good company and someone with bail money.
 

Barbarian Conan

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I can, but I usually choose not to.
Many holiday places in SA have crappy cell reception, so if they don't provide wifi we're effectively cut off.
 

maumau

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Never, even dislike visiting people because it's bad manners to keep my phone handy.
 

The_Ogre

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And my belt and shoelaces.

Let me tell you. It's ****ing boring being in jail and if I had my phone and a power bank, things would have been tolerable.

I didn't fear any of the people in the cell with me, what got to me was the absolute boredom.

Anyway, that doesn't count as I didn't give up my phone voluntarily. :thumbsdown:
 

Ghost64

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But potatoes are expensive these days geez...
Wait let me google why...
 

eg2505

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its possible, in an environment that does not need it, like a tiny Island.
but in everyday life, difficult especially with all the technology that is constantly around us.
 

Mista_Mobsta

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Yes, I often spend weekends away where there is nothing, not even electricity so a phone means nothing unless I want to take a pic.
But I hardly do that when in company as there are always people around me taking photos.

I did the 5 day Otter Trail earlier this year, left my phone behind, absolute bliss having zero technology for 5 days.

Afrikaburn is the same, I go for 10 days at a time and leave my phone in the cubby for that entire time
Both on my Bucket List -> Wolhuter trail in the Kruger also on the list

Can easily go a long time without seeing a TV or Smartphone or anything!
 

Pineapple Smurf

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Both on my Bucket List -> Wolhuter trail in the Kruger also on the list

Can easily go a long time without seeing a TV or Smartphone or anything!
Kruger Park is nice but I have no desire to hike anything higher than the Bloemfontein Equator, its just too hot and humid for me, I stay below that line as much as possible
 
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