Analyze the benefits and/or downfalls of 20th century technologies. Did living without technology help you to understand and appreciate the older generations a bit more?

Assignment

Choose any day that works for you.

For 12 hours in a row (not sleeping hours) don’t use any technology. This assignment is on the “honor” system. If you can commit yourself to this experiment, it will be an “eye opening” experience!

Write about your experience in this assignment.

Technology NOT TO USE includes: TV, radio, telephone or smart phone of any kind (cell or land line), Internet, ATM or credit cards (use only cash), Kindle or iPad, tablet, iPod, microwave, washer/dryer, gaming system of any kind.

You may: Drive a car, use the refrigerator, use the oven/stove top, read a book and visit with friends and family.

The challenge is to put aside your technology for 12 straight hours!

Write a 4-6 page paper answering the following questions:

Were you able to last 12 hours without any kind of technology?Explain.

How did you pass the time without technology?

What are the benefits and pitfalls of excessive technology?

Analyze the benefits and/or downfalls of 20th century technologies.

Did living without technology help you to understand and appreciate the older generations a bit more?

What have you learned about yourself and others during this experiment?

Analyze the benefits and/or downfalls of 20th century technologies. Did living without technology help you to understand and appreciate the older generations a bit more?