Unplugging is just ignoring the world

  • People in the US began to unplug earlier this year in response to our "age of technological anxiety." The fifth annual National Day of Unplugging is a way for us to escape into the real world and "yet the 'real' world, like the 'real' America, is an insidious idea," writes Casey Cep of the New Yorker. "It suggests that the selves we are online aren't authentic."

    However, our lives online are as real since we even tend to fall in love over the Internet, which makes the unplugging movement an effort to try to escape our busy lives. 

    "We are only ever tourists in the land of no technology," Cep writes. 

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