Unplug Challenge

Hudson Horizons

Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of National Day of Unplugging. From March 23rd at sundown until Saturday March 24th at sundown, people are encouraged to refrain from using any technology. In its 3rd year, this day is supposed to help people reconnect with loved ones with personal contact rather than always being entrapped in modern technology.

The pledge from the non-profit, Reboot, reads as follows: “Shut down your computer, turn off your cell phone. Stop the constant emailing, texting, tweeting and Facebooking to take time to notice the world around you. Connect with loved ones. Nurture your health. Get outside. Find silence. Avoid commerce. Give back. Eat Together.”

Let’s think about this. Is it really possible for people in 2012 to go 24 hours without a cell phone,social media use, and email? Sounds like quite the task to me. Email and social media are one thing, especially being a weekend, but no text messages or phone calls?! If one were to embark on this courageous journey be it advised that a heads up to all close friends and family is in order to ensure they refrain from calling the police putting out a missing person’s report. Let them all know you plan to be alive and well for a full 24 hours and will let them know when you venture back to the 2012 way of life.

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