Tired and Tech’d out

Is it really possible to be tired of technology? Some kind of epiphany type Luddite movement or tech crisis in your life.

Now I don’t just mean that you’ve been playing games late into the night or that you’ve fallen asleep while your laptop updates.

A genuine paradigm shift in user acceptance to adopt tech in your every day life.

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I’m hearing more and more about people retiring early from the IT world where their one major aspect to doing it is to simplify and “Get away from it all” type attitude. Closing down social media accounts, removing smart devices and to some extremes growing a beard, drinking skinny mocha latte’s and wearing slacks.

However this got me thinking. Can you really drop technology now that it is so ubiquitous in our every-day lives. Yes I can imagine people leaving their jobs and simplifying to some extent. Removing themselves from the grind so to speak but communication at it’s core is underpinning social needs.

I’d love to hear of a story where this has genuinely happened and not just a gap year to see if it works out. I just don’t see how it’s possible to drop everything from a position of embracing anything tech.

Is it an old person thing? because they knew of a time when it wasn’t around. The good old days when you would spend hours knocking on doors to see if people existed. I don’t mean that as a bad thing or a dig at old people but they did or do remember a time without as much technology. The youth today if your under 18 years old haven’t had such an experience. So will this kind of movement exist in 40 years time?

Tech detox is a thing now apparently and I get that. Switching off on holidays is clearly a good thing but I always come back to my gadgets after time away.

My brain hurts just thinking about this, I think I need a rest 🙂







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