Disconnected: Technology Addiction & the Search for Authenticity in Virtual Life

Disconnected: Technology Addiction & the Search for Authenticity in Virtual Life

Nicole Radziwill

"If I disconnect from my digital existence, will I attach extra with my genuine one?" in the event that your lifestyles used to be spinning uncontrolled, may you are taking the bounce and disconnect? i used to be confronted with that problem in 2010, whereas facing a deep melancholy. How a lot was once my on-line behavior contributing to the kingdom of my downtrodden being? to determine, I disconnected, and catalogued my trip in longhand, with paper and pen. What i found used to be a mosaic of intertwined actual and digital lives, stories that many people have shaped. it might have a devastating impression, leaving us distracted, annoyed, and feeling beaten. occasionally, it might probably even give a contribution to such severe nervousness individual can exacerbate illnesses and prove on the point of psychological cave in. This booklet describes, day-to-day, my "rehab" event as I disengaged from the trimmings of contemporary attached lifestyles - whereas carrying on with to stay inside of its surroundings, always reminded of its presence. alongside the way in which, i discovered out the way to reside a extra real lifestyles via integrating classes from philosophers, psychologists, mystics, expertise specialists, reporters and pals - and new directions for fit hybrid dwelling.

If you may have neighbors, relations or colleagues who're regularly tethered to their Droid or iPhone, and you want them to achieve in a enjoyable and pleasing means that there is an issue - get this booklet for them!

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