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No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 11th, 2013 @ 10:59 PM Reply

I was planning on making this thread for a while but unsurprisingly I have the need to always use my phone/laptop and I realised it has been a very long time since I could truly say I didn't use my phone or laptop today.

So from tomorrow morning I will not being using my phone/laptop/TV for the entire day not even in UNI., I'll see what I end up distracting myself with instead, see how productive my day ends up being, I will then write up a follow up post, talking about how that day went buy.

Anyone is welcome to join me on this little venture and post up your experience tomorrow.

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 11th, 2013 @ 11:00 PM Reply

You do realize stuff like light bulbs, cars and buses are technology, right?


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 11th, 2013 @ 11:01 PM Reply

At 2/11/13 11:00 PM, Knights wrote: You do realize stuff like light bulbs, cars and buses are technology, right?

I made it more clear in the description as I could not fit what I meant in the Title.

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 11th, 2013 @ 11:02 PM Reply

That's utter MADNESS. Surely you cannot expect me to deprive myself of basic human essentials, such as the interwebs. What blasphemy is this?


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 11th, 2013 @ 11:03 PM Reply

At 2/11/13 11:01 PM, Armour wrote: I made it more clear in the description as I could not fit what I meant in the Title.

You couldn't have said "Less technology for 1 day challenge"?

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 11th, 2013 @ 11:04 PM Reply

At 2/11/13 11:03 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 2/11/13 11:01 PM, Armour wrote: I made it more clear in the description as I could not fit what I meant in the Title.
You couldn't have said "Less technology for 1 day challenge"?

I suppose I could have! But non the less, the descriptions sort of fills you in on it.

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 11th, 2013 @ 11:21 PM Reply

Nope

No Technology for 1 day challenge.


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 11th, 2013 @ 11:39 PM Reply

One of the writers at The Verge is doing a year without the internet (and maybe tech.?). He's actually pretty close to his goal. Still can't believe he hasn't came crawling back to the intrawebs yet. I'm fine for a day, especially if I'm trekking, but a year would be insane.


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 11th, 2013 @ 11:47 PM Reply

I think I could manage. On certain days of the week I'm gone from 10am to 9pm for class, work and the gym, so that's all time without computer/gaming anyway. The difficult part would be getting through the slower bits of the day without dicking around on my phone.

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 12:34 AM Reply

Does this challange only include electronic devices with internet access?

Or electronic devices period?

Are cars allowed?

Ive done this plenty in the past when I've gone backpacking/camping/hiking around. No phones computers tvs etc. But we did have flashlights and lighters. Do they count as technology?

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 12:38 AM Reply

we're not cavemen... we have technology!


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 12:42 AM Reply

At 2/12/13 12:34 AM, ornery wrote: Does this challange only include electronic devices with internet access?

Or electronic devices period?

Are cars allowed?

Ive done this plenty in the past when I've gone backpacking/camping/hiking around. No phones computers tvs etc. But we did have flashlights and lighters. Do they count as technology?

I too have done similar things when doing the D of E for example but its a whole lot harder to do when you are actually around it. I only mean things like TVs/Phones/Laptops/ .

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 12:47 AM Reply

Let's tell all the hipster fuckheads about this. It'd be great getting a break from their poisoning of the internet, even if it's just for a day.


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 02:03 AM Reply

I don't think cavemen took a day off from using their tools.
Thus, I don't think I'll take a break from using my tools.

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 03:34 AM Reply

At 2/12/13 12:47 AM, MrSoxfan wrote: hipster

"Brah, I totally went under the radar and did the No Technology for five days. It's too hip to do it for just one day."

Wait, is that festie kid and hipster hybrid? I don't speak either. I'm trying to get the dialogue right in my head so I can figure out how to use hipster reverse psychology to bring more attention to this challenge. Or less attention? How does that work

OK, so the plan is, the original challenge was invented in 1877 by an 1877 hipster pretending to keep Elizabethan era culture alive without appearing too pop-trendy. The challenge was awesome and became mainstream and everyone stopped.. riding horses. It became so mainstream that it was no longer hip and so the trend died, a cancer that ate itself.

Now no one remembers any of this and it is satisfactorily obscure for the hipster-chic. For extra points, the challenge is modernized and means staying off my internet for a long duration.

Actually, that's an interesting challenge, OP. It's good to take a step back from time to time. But you can't do this if you keep coming back to reply.

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 03:51 AM Reply

At 2/11/13 11:02 PM, Stretchysumo wrote: That's utter MADNESS. Surely you cannot expect me to deprive myself of basic human essentials, such as the interwebs. What blasphemy is this?

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 04:50 AM Reply

At 2/11/13 10:59 PM, Armour wrote: Anyone is welcome to join me on this little venture and post up your experience tomorrow.

But if I do that, I'll miss out on 10 EXP! :O

Actually I do this every summer. I go without technology for weeks at a time, only checking my email every once in a while on a public library computer. That's why I'm not lvl60 yet. :/ In the winter I'm dependent on Internet though, because it's both my access to work and distance studies I'm attending. On a weekend, excluding 2 minutes to collect EXP, I'd accept.

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 05:48 AM Reply

I can go without fapping for a month but that is way to far!


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 06:03 AM Reply

At 2/11/13 11:03 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: You couldn't have said "Less technology for 1 day challenge"?

Hmm, which leads me to ponder, how do you define technology? Is a stove technology? Is a door technology? Are streetlights and taps and toilets technology? If so, it would be virtually impossible to completely escape technology, even for just a day.

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 06:12 AM Reply

At 2/12/13 06:05 AM, Ma1achi wrote: electronic technology

All the items I mentioned were electronic though. Well, maybe not doors (though there are plenty of those if you live in a city). Making a phone call, ringing a doorbell, taking the subway, driving your car, heating your food... most of those things wouldn't be possible without electronic technology. :P

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 06:23 AM Reply

I'm not really interested in doing such a thing, but it would be pretty easy to overcome. I used to do it all the time when I was at boarding school.

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 07:44 AM Reply

I wish you luck.

I personally can't stay away from my electronic devices because I simply HAVE to listen to music, B/P everyday, check my WeChat for any latest messages, etc.


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 08:32 AM Reply

A FORK WAS ONCE CONSIDERED MODERN TECHNOLOGY

define technology op

defining by time may be a good idea,

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everything invented from 1867-NOW is inaccessible for a day

1867 might be an ideal year to begin as it's the year that radio wave frequencies were discovered

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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 08:59 AM Reply

Do you even realize what technology means? It is a very vague term. Basically any tools humans make to make tasks easier. Clothes are also technology as they are used too keep warm. So you will have to be naked all day. A bed is considered technology so you'll have to wake up before this day begins. A refridgerator too. You can't use knives, spoons or forks when you eat. And so on. Why not just call it "No electronics for 1 day challenge."


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 09:05 AM Reply

look that sounds fucking stupid becau-

At 2/11/13 11:43 PM, Ma1achi wrote: You have to make a challenge just to stay away from your comp for a day?!

oh wait i can do that, that's easy


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 10:52 AM Reply

Have you never went without power before?


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Response to No Technology for 1 day challenge. Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 11:33 AM Reply

Ive had long periods of time without technology where all I had to do was think. Like nothing but real life with emotions and stuff. Its horrific.


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