Could you do it & survive?

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    Mar 03, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    Ever get tired of technology? I do.

    If you had to give up internet, cable tv, cell phone, & etc could you do it? How long do you think you'd last without what we consider modern conveniences today?
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    Mar 03, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
    redbull saidHow lomg do you think you'd last without what we consider modern conveniences today?
    I'd last until I die.
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 03, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    I've never had cable/satellite TV, and I don't think I'm missing much.

    I get maybe one call a day on my cell phone, and maybe 2 or 3 texts. I think I could live without it.

    But the internet.....I recently went skiing for 3 days and staying in a house that didn't have internet and I went a little crazy. icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    I don't really watch TV so I could easily live without cable.

    Cell phone? Probably ok without it. I don't get too many calls/texts and I don't have a smartphone (I don't like seeing how people become so attached to smartphones that they cannot even have a face-to-face conversation without constantly checking it... I find it disrespectful).

    Internet is the hardest, I can go without it for a while but after a couple of days I'd start getting antsy. Sigh... I think that is a sign of addiction.
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidI've never had cable/satellite TV, and I don't think I'm missing much.

    I get maybe one call a day on my cell phone, and maybe 2 or 3 texts. I think I could live without it.

    But the internet.....I recently went skiing for 3 days and staying in a house that didn't have internet and I went a little crazy. icon_redface.gif


    I couldn't care less if I had Internet if I was snowed in during a ski trip with you.
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    Then how could we access RealJock...? I could probably go a couple months without the modern technology, assuming I was on vacation (or some similar break) during that time.
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    I went without tv all throughout college. Didnt miss it.

    Cannot live without my phone as it has internets and youtube. So cable I could do without, phone and internet is another story.
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    Hmmm whats a cell phone? ohhh right those annoying things so that people can keep tabs of you at all times... hmmm right were did I conveniently lose mine again?

    Cable, I like TV for sure... but I don't really miss it when I stop watching it for weeks on end cause I'm sick of it. So could do without.

    Hmmm internet... other than being the major source of research for my degree, I could probably get by with out youtube, and email, at least for a quite some time although its kind of a great distraction cause it has everything.

    Does Radio count as a modern convenience? and then what about modern health care? Hmmmm I could see simplifying aspects of my life... but giving up and going 'native' I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    I gave up TV two years ago. I never talk on the phone.

    Touch my internet and I will fucking kill you.
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    Mar 03, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    tbh, if you live in a place beautiful enough (the scene, the people, etc), or you live with someone u love, you can do it.

    AND after awhile, you might love it and think technologies are evil. (AVATAR much)





    ..i cant do it.
  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    Mar 03, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    I find TV programming full of re-runs and with extremely boring new ones for the past couple of years, so I no longer watch prime time programming on tv anymore, other then an occasional Discovery, History, or National Geographic documentary show that I watch online!! phone? I no longer have a landline phone anymore, but a basic free phone from my Wireless cellphone carrier, and even then I rarely use it. I hate texting so much so that I have that feature blocked on my cellphone. The Internet is the only thing I use for distraction but mostly during the cold months, so now that the weather is getting warmer I am going to be using it less and less.


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    Mar 03, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
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    redbull saidEver get tired of technology? I do.

    If you had to give up internet, cable tv, cell phone, & etc could you do it? How lomg do you think you'd last without what we consider modern conveniences today?

    Oh please, some of us grew up without those things. Big deal.
    Ditto!
  • needleninja

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    Mar 03, 2011 4:30 AM GMT
    im pretty much half and half about technology and nature, i can get off technology for a while, but the same thing is with nature.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    i could get rid of my internet and cable but not cellphone... which could get me access to cable and the internet.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    I could do it if I was living on a deserted island with AvadaKedavra.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    unfounded7 saidI could do it if I was living on a deserted island with AvadaKedavra.


    could do what? icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    Gave it all up before for about 4 months one summer when I worked at a camp.

    We had basic plumbing, electrical, and cooking stuff but there was no TV, telephone, internet, etc.

    Truthfully you really don't miss it that much after awhile and there is just something enjoyable about writing and getting letters from family and friends.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    I could go about a week before I went crazy w/o technology. The hardest to give up would be my phone, I keep in contact with my family since we're all spread out.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    redbull saidEver get tired of technology? I do.

    If you had to give up internet, cable tv, cell phone, & etc could you do it? How lomg do you think you'd last without what we consider modern conveniences today?
    no are you crazy what would we do?
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:42 AM GMT
    redbull saidIf you had to give up internet, cable tv, cell phone, & etc could you do it? How lomg do you think you'd last without what we consider modern conveniences today?

    I could easily give up internet, all television and all phones except a landline for emergencies. As for other modern conveniences, no way would I give up central air conditioning, washer/dryers, indoor plumbing or horseless carriages.
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    Mar 03, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidcould do what? icon_twisted.gif


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    Mar 03, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    we all could do it.

    in a world without : , people might even start reading and writing again .
    and everyone would forget what lol means and remember that u means you .

    what a shame for Tunisia though.
  • Sirkit

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    Mar 03, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    I went to Cuba for vacation for a week. They had internet that was so slow it wasn't worth using, my cellphone had GPS so I couldn't take it into the country, and the TV was in Spanish. I was twitchy for a few days but afterwards I was really enjoying not being attached to the screens all the time. Came home and it lasted until I got my cell back, can't live without my constant flow of info if it's available.
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    Mar 03, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    I'm from a generation that only had land line phones, a few tv channels and expensive color tv's. I could do it again, but I would miss some of the folks I have met on here and other places cause I know that most would probably not pick up the phone to call (some haven't done so even though we have each other's numbers) and some would cringe at the thought of actually writing a letter. LOL

    But yea, I could do it.
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    Mar 03, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    couldnt do it.

    text lets me think about how i respond to people
    tv makes up for the relationship i dont come home to
    internet answers my weird questions and gets me off

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