The world without WiFi

HT to @drspikecook

The video below is pretty humorous, but also sadly true. Couple the video with research from Timothy Wilson about how some people are uncomfortable being disconnected from their devices, “forced” to rely only on their imagination and thoughts. Even more alarming is, “In a follow up experiment, it became disturbingly clear that many people will engage in self-destructive behavior to avoid a numbing solitude. When placed in a room with a machine that delivered a moderate electric shock, most people preferred to give themselves a jolt of painful electricity than entertain their own imagination.”

I appreciate what I learn from my digital devices and connections, but it is a good reminder for me to explore and enjoy what is going on in my own mind.

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