I am swapping my Galaxy S5 for a dumb phone to see what living without a smartphone feels like
In the name of science, I'll stop using my smartphone for several weeks.For the next two weeks, however, I'll be the guinea pig in an experiment I've wanted to do for a while – I'll have my smartphone taken away from me. Instead of a Galaxy S5, I'll be using a phone not much more advanced than a potato – one without apps, without games, without any internet access whatsoever. The goal of this experiment is to find out what happens when a person as hooked on their smartphone as myself – and I'm sure there's plenty of you out there who can relate – gets separated from their gadget. We should also be able to get a better idea as to how much someone can depend on their smartphone and whether having one does more harm than good. I'm sure being part of this is not going to be a fun experience, but I'm willing to do it in the name of science. And for curiosity's sake, of course.
This story is part of:Living without my Galaxy S5 smartphone: an experiment (4 updates)
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