Watch What Happens When One Guy Unplugs from the Internet for an Entire Year

Posted May 2, 2013 by Rick in Movie News

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Although I am not one of them, there are plenty of people who feel the need to stay connected to the internet every minute of every day. Some may describe it as some sort of magnetic pull. Being connected can help some people out of hardships so they turn to the internet to help make the bad situation better.

Paul Miller is one of these victims. He was tired of modern life and wanted a break. He decided to ditch the usage of Internet for a year. The Verge even paid him to do it! “My goal, as a technology writer, would be to discover what the internet had done to me over the years,” he wrote about his experience. “To understand the internet by studying it ‘at a distance.’ I wouldn’t just become a better human, I would help us all to become better humans. Once we understood the ways in which the internet was corrupting us, we could finally fight back.” At first he enjoyed it, but then he “learned how to make a new style of wrong choices off the Internet.” In the end, Miller said that he couldn’t blame the Internet for his problems. “When I return to the internet, I might not use it well. I might waste time, or get distracted, or click on all the wrong links. I won’t have as much time to read or introspect or write the great American sci-fi novel. But at least I’ll be connected.”

Would you be able to stay away for the Internet for an entire year? (Photo credits to the Verge)