What happens when you ditch your smartphone for a week? Carolyn Gusoff:
It’s old school in Jacob Dannenberg’s dorm room – with an alarm clock to wake him. Handwritten notes remind him an actual wristwatch to keep track of time. No it wasn’t 1999, it was an Adelphi University course called “Life Unplugged.” where students did the unthinkable one week ago – handed over their smartphones.
I’m not sure I could do that. The students:
- I’m freaking out, I could probably cry right now
- I think it’s really refreshing and relaxing… I was able to fall asleep a lot easier
- I just had to take the same route everywhere
- Doing homework was 100 percent easier. I got it done faster, I was in the zone