Recently someone introduced a new game in his tumblr page called “Don’t Be A Di*k During Meals With Friends.” By now, more than 60,000 bloggers respond to this post already. The rule for this game is simple. During a gathering, if someone looks at the phone, this person will lose.
No matter if you find this game interesting or not, it’s likely to see more and more initiatives of this kind. To unplug from technology temporarily and free from its interruption. Technology certainly makes our life more connected, but the more connected we are online, the more disconnected we are offline. The addiction of Internet and the disconnection ideas were suggested by some of the books published lately. Just to name of the them, The Winter of Our Disconnect is a new book by Susan Maushart, a mother with 3 teenager kids, on their story of surviving from 6-month of disconnection from technology.
Maybe what we need is not technological advancement, but returning to basics? John’s Phone, claims to be the world’s simplest phone, with no additional functions other than just calling. To make it more traditional, it is also added a physical phone book. You can say it’s just a gimmick, but it’s certainly a wake-up call for all the tech addicts.