02 May 2012

Is It Possible In Today's World To Live Without Internet?

The Verge's Paul Miller has vowed to leave the Internet for one full year and if things go right; forever! Miller pulled the plug on May 01, 2012 and won't access Internet for the rest 365 days. He won't check emails, respond to twitter, check Facebook etc. But that doesn't stop there. Total abstinence from internet involves not having a phone that connects to the Internet! - Which means going back to the old Nokia days when the phones were 'phones'!

That brings us to a debate of the day: Can we really live in a world without Internet connection? Or it's just that Internet has become a basic necessity of our lives? Share your opinion here 😀
6 years ago
Let me update this with more information. What Paul Miller will do is that he'll still use a computer and iPad, but none of the devices will be connected to the Internet. So he can user Microsoft Word to type a letter and take a print-out; but not email that document to anyone. Strange, right? But that's what he's doing. Can you do that?
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
6 years ago
That will make his life just more slow-paced, isn't it?
Write a letter, take a print out, post it in an actual mailbox and wait for 24 hours for it to reach it. 😨
I don't see the point in total abstinence. Controlled behavior is better. But then that's just my opinion.
What do you CEans think?
6 years ago
AbraKaDabra
That will make his life just more slow-paced, isn't it?
I'm thinking maybe he'll have more time to focus on what we're alienating ourselves from: real, physical humans! I myself tend to find machines more adorable than real human beings 😖 . Without the Internet, he can spend more time in the park, go to movies, focus on learning new hobby, play a musical instrument and so on.
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
6 years ago
The_Big_K
I'm thinking maybe he'll have more time to focus on what we're alienating ourselves from: real, physical humans! I myself tend to find machines more adorable than real human beings 😖 . Without the Internet, he can spend more time in the park, go to movies, focus on learning new hobby, play a musical instrument and so on.
Quite possible, if his job is not the one tied on and around internet. 😁
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
6 years ago
Here's a video featuring Paul Miller:



One will feel that he will freak out following at this idea in just a couple of hours, but I think he is at it.

I personally think it is better to quit Facebook. 😁
Anoop Kumar

Anoop Kumar

Branch Unspecified
6 years ago
The_Big_K
Without the Internet, he can spend more time in the park, go to movies, focus on learning new hobby, play a musical instrument and so on.
👍

When ever I go home (In village).
Despite of having internet connection I try not to access internet.
Believe me, It feels damn good to be away from these 104 idiot keys.😲
You have lots of time for youself to think about other than what happening in new technology, gadgets world.
Away from internet and gadgets feels you have 5-6 hours more in a day.

I think everyone, who access internet almost all day should take a break after few weeks.
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
6 years ago
ianoop
👍

When ever I go home (In village).
Despite of having internet connection I try not to access internet.
Believe me, It feels damn good to be away from these 104 idiot keys.😲
You have lots of time for youself to think about other than what happening in new technology, gadgets world.
Away from internet and gadgets feels you have 5-6 hours more in a day.

I think everyone, who access internet almost all day should take a break after few weeks.
Yes. It is indeed relaxing. Perfect way to find 'Inner Peace'. 😍

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