This Technology Challenge Tests How Long You Can Go Without a Phone

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 17, 2015
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Many people will acknowledge that they are obsessed with their phones, but are reluctant to avoid using them unless they are faced with a formal technology challenge like the one that comes from this app.

The Digital Detox Challenge app has users select a difficulty level (easy, medium or hard) and bet on the time they are able to spend away from a phone. For example, a simple challenge might include a short digital detox to go two hours without a phone—in order to make users accountable for fully accepting the challenge, should they fail, they are required to pay their debts.

As the Digital Detox Challenge app points out that "Humanity has survived for thousands of years without texting, tweeting or taking pictures," the app suggests a number of activities that can be done without a phone in hand.