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El Fuego Ric
How will life be without all Itech devices : Smartphones, tablets, pc...?

We all love these things called Itech devices, which make us in a certain manner "Slave". I experienced that feeling when I'd an accident during a safari. We spent three days without phones and laptop in the middle of no where, it was a hard time. 

So according to you, in what kind of world should we live without new itech devices? 

Dec 22, 2014 11:49 AM
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You're completely right HLRN, I also have my phone on do not disturb between midnight and 8am.  It will not make a sound until then.  It  was really disturbing my sleep with push notifications.  Also it is important to turn off computers and TV one hour before bed.  The use of these devices activates the brain and it becomes too difficult to sleep afterwards.  But you are also right, El Fuego, that we are slave to them, and I think my life was simpler without them.  I wish we could go back and be without again but I think that is impossible.  I try not to use the devices when in the presence of friends and family.  It is my personal policy but unfortunately others do not have the same policy and I think they are rude for checking phones when talking to me. 

December 22, 2014

I agree with you both HLRN and El Fuego Ric; They might be smart phones but they're turning us to idiots! of course I'm another idiot who use a smart phone (,")

My opinion is: Our life would be much sweeter if we have no smart phones. Feelings were real between people before them and there were less fake concerns that made people call each other 24/7 like now and just because phone calls are either cheap or are for free.

I might be weird, but I don't answer my phone unless it's a family member who is calling because they know me very well and they would never call unless it's an important matter. Back before the revolution of the internet people actually used to sit with each other and look at each other and talk with each other, now they sit together and use their phones!

December 22, 2014

I think it's changed us a lot and not in a good way. We've become too addicted to them as a society. There's no place you're safe from stressful calls that could've waited till later.

 

And the problem is we actually start blaming each other when we're not on 24/7. Since when is it acceptable to call at 23:00 at night about an issue that could be solved the next day. No, in fact it needs face to face interaction the next day, so the call itself is useless. That's a bit of a rant, but myeah. It's as if everyone is working a super stressful job that requires you to be on call 24/7 but without all the perks. It's not an improvement.

 

Having said that I'm addicted too and the fact I'm typing this while lying in bed checking my phone proves that very sad point.

December 22, 2014

You're welcome El Fuego Ric.

What a good name you have! It means "Proud". Mine means "Excellent" (,")

 

I totally agree with you stephanie.

December 22, 2014

Personally I'm trying to limit use of my phone after 22:00 and instead read a book. It's also easier to fall asleep that way. Almost forgot it was that easy. I think it's the light from smartphones that messes with my sleeping pattern.

 

Also, best thing I did was enable blocking mode. Samsung phones have a blinking light when you receive a message, text, email, WhatsApp, and so on. With blocking mode on at night you won't be tempted to pick up your phone from the nightstand.

December 22, 2014
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