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    Basically these students had to go without any technology for 24 hours...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11604538

    Quick video there.

    How would you guys cope?

    I'd end up terribly bored after about 5 minutes i reckon.
    And then probably get really far ahead on all my uni work...
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    It would be rather dull. The lack of music would be awful! Plus, I'm not sure how much university work I would get done, as a lot of my texts are online etc.

    I could try it. But, I don't think I'll bother lol.
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    I could do it if my bike was working.

    I'd just go out for a day long ride.
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    (Original post by MHorman)
    Basically these students had to go without any technology for 24 hours...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11604538

    Quick video there.

    How would you guys cope?

    I'd end up terribly bored after about 5 minutes i reckon.
    And then probably get really far ahead on all my uni work...
    It's winter right now, so I'd feel really bored. If it was summer though, I wouldn't actually mind that much.
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    Haha, I think I could do with that! I need to do a lot of reading, but I'll never get anything done if I carry on procrastinating on TSR!
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    I've gone way longer than that without any technology, so no big deal to me.
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    Would probably just read for the day...or go out with friends.
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    Wouldn't be too bad, provided that I had petrol in my car.

    Or would my car be considered technology?

    Ah, anyway, I have a bike.
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    I've done it before like when i've been on holiday or something but i don't reckon that counts.

    I'm thinking of doing it in the next week or so as an experiment. I will literally sign off at midnight one night and then as my phone is my alarm it would be used for that and then nothing else. I reckon it could be interesting and very good for the amount of work i get done. But it's the F1 from Korea this weekend so i can't do it then...
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    I do not see the big deal. It is only 24 hours. If it was a week, then yes, fair enough, but they're pathetic.
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    Not a big problem. Good chance to finish some of my books and relax!
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    Why has nobody yet suggested spending the day down the pub?
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    So long as I had no way to access the technology I wouldn't be tempted.
    I'd probably be really bored unless I had something else to do all day.
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    Pretty sure a similar experiment was mentioned in my economics lecture this morning. Personally I think they're overreacting about 24 hours away - but any more than a few days would probably be pretty awkward for me.
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    I'd get loads of work done.
    If I went without it for a week I could write both my dissertations. :sexface:
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    I agree, 24 hours is nothing.. I've spent weeks at a time without really using too much technology, I actually quite liked it.
    Too much technocrack can make you feel a bit down
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    I might try no technology but my mobile phone for 2 days this half term to see if I get more productive things done.
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    It would be fine if I had good food and a good book.

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