5 days without modern technology - not an easy test for the modern man
• 5 days without modern technology - not an easy test for the modern man
Probably each of us wants to turn off the phone for a while, not to go near the computer, do not respond to e-mail, lock yourself in a room and did not see - in short, a break from everyone and everything. And in fact, if it happens, we will extend a long time?
UK Channel 5 has decided to conduct an experiment: to close a few volunteers in solitary confinement, depriving them of the benefits of civilization to which we are accustomed. It turned out, it is much more complicated than we thought experiment participants.
Channel 5 has decided to remove the program "alone", based on the anti-social experiment: TV presenter George Lamb and four other volunteers had to spend five days in solitary confinement. At their disposal were eating, toilet, bed and three things to choose from that are not electronic devices.
For several participants of the task was daunting: one decided to leave the experiment four hours after it began. Another volunteer conceded defeat after 24 hours.
28-year-old student at the nurse Shermain took part in an experiment to prove to herself that she is self-sufficient. But just a few hours later she was bored and then she suddenly began to cry, because I felt incredibly alone. She even opened the letter written by her husband, even though, according to the experiment, she had to open only two and a half days. "I'm in a panic, I can not go on, I just want to go home", - said Shermain. She pressed the button. This meant that she wants to end the experiment. "I just do not so much like the company itself, as far as I thought", - concluded Shermain.
TV presenter George also had easy. He left the room after 24 hours. According to him, the main problem was that he could not determine the day or night. At some point, he began to cry out on the lamp in the room. "The prospect of sitting here five days drive me crazy," - said George.
36-year-old single mother, Sarah decided to find out how strong it is. She was able to hold out for five days, but not everything went smoothly: she was visibly nervous, she had panic attacks, she jerked when she felt as if someone had entered the room, it even felt sick because of nerves. Organizers seriously worried about her health, and even thinking about the end of the experiment. But Sarah was able to overcome their fears.
28-year-old Lloyd from Yorkshire also could hold all five days. He agreed to the experiment because it was dependent on the social networks and the like at least briefly postpone your smartphone aside. He was bored in the room, but he coped with it by talking to the cameras.
Blogger Lucy, who agreed to confinement in a cell, to "check yourself for strength," gone to the end of the experiment. Helped her art: she took with painting supplies.
All three of them, who went to the end of the experiment, agreed that it was extremely traumatic experience, but it has changed their lives for the better.