Even though modern tech offers us many opportunities in the digital age, many are finding their addiction to devices like smartphones are preventing them from socializing and enjoying life, which is why they are unplugging from technology. Trend Hunter Director of Content Jaimy Neely counts down her top picks for digital disconnect, from digital detox apps to unplugged forest festivals.
Lifestyle brand Folk Rebellion recently hosted a weekend getaway retreat with Urban Cowbow BnB, where guests couldn't use their phones or other forms of technology. Instead, participants enjoyed analog activities like listening to records and arts and crafts. The Flipd app enables users to be more mindful by turning off notifications and wifi. In British Columbia, Canada the Innocent Un-Plugged event encourages unplugging from technology and reconnecting with nature. A UK house is full-on anti-tech as the whole thing is painted with anti-radiation paint to block signals.