BBC reported about an experiment conducted with 4 youngsters. The subjects spent 24 hours without their electronic devices – no music, no email, no phone, no computer, no Internet. The quartet was of the generation connected since birth. Unlike me, who remembers typewriters and the introduction of faxing – old school, eh?
The subjects of the experiment observed that 2 hours of disconnection was interesting, but not recommended. Going cold turkey was distressing and ultimately darn near impossible – because of the ubiquity of electronic devices.
I’m pulling the plug for about a week. Day 1, I’ll suffer withdrawal symptoms, including restlessness and the inability to focus. But by Day 2, I’ll start feeling a different connection – to the natural world. Wonderful! Until November 2, then, Polarprisca is running silent.