Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does "tech-free" mean I can't use any type of technology?
A: Technology is science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or do new things. Technically, lights are a form of technology created to address "darkness". And that electronic toothbrush you use (twice a day?) is a form of technology that was created to address...well you get it. To ignite "human connection", we definitely want you to use your toothbrush and turn on those lights as you're getting ready.
Technology is everywhere and it's almost impossible to disconnect entirely, plus that's really not the point of this. In this case, to help you connect with others in real life, all we're skipping is our phone, computer, and television . For 24 hours. That's it.
Q: What timezone will this kick off?
A: The Inaugural Digital Detox begins when the clock strikes midnight, June 8th, 2019, in whatever timezone you are in.
It's Friday, June 7th at 11:55PM. What do you do? Take one last peek at your phone and answer those last minute texts and emails. Look up how to get to the destination where you plan on meeting with others in "real life" in a few hours and draw yourself a map since you won't have access to Google Maps in a few minutes. Oh, and maybe find an old fashioned alarm clock because your phone will be out of commission soon. Do all your planning where you rely on technology in advance!
Midnight! Now what? SHUT. IT. DOWN. Some of you may be all dressed up and ready for a night out on the town with friends. Fabulous! Others might be ready to call it a night and get some sleep. The good news is that you won't miss the technology anyway. Just sayin'..
Q: What is a S'more?
A: You don't know what you've been missing! A s'more is a traditional nighttime campfire dessert that's popular in the United States and Canada, that's made up of three distinct layers: A fire-roasted marshmallow and a layer of gooey chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham crackers. See recipe here.