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No tech zones introduced in San Francisco

No tech zones introduced in San Francisco
Source: BrightVibes

It’s part of a campaign to make us rethink what role technology plays in our lives.

Source: Ivan Cash

Technology is everywhere. All day, every day, we are glued to phones, laptops, computers, TVs, tablets, some screen of some kind. Last year, it was reported that British people spend around 8 hours and 41 minutes a day looking at a screen – that’s longer than the average time they spend asleep. But, even then, that seems a conservative figure. Many people don’t realise how much time they spend on devices. 

Ivan Cash’s ‘No tech zone‘ signs across San Francisco were designed with this in mind, forcing us to think about what role technology plays in our lives, and how much we actually use it. 

The team is hanging up the not-to-be-distinguished-from-real signs in the middle of the night.
The team is hanging up the not-to-be-distinguished-from-real signs in the middle of the night. Source: Cash Studios

Look up This famous video poem with 58M views is all about how social media often is disconnecting us in stead of connecting. There’s a lot of truth in the video. However, fortunately there are numerous examples of how digital media can also be used for social good. Just like with almost every tool, it’s up to us how we use it. But it’s obvious it still early days when it comes to using technology. We will figure it out. Source: YouTube Gary Turk
Elton John recently gave a surprise gig. Of course it's cool to create a memory out of it, but just living it through your tiny screen is not exactly making the most of the moment.
Elton John recently gave a surprise gig. Of course it’s cool to create a memory out of it, but just living it through your tiny screen is not exactly making the most of the moment. Source: Facebook Gary Turk
Find the 'odd one out'. The only one who seems to be really be in the moment, is the old lady without phone.
Find the ‘odd one out’. The only one who seems to be really be in the moment, is the old lady without phone. Source: BrightVibes

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