Recently, we have been talking about how our generation is connected to a screen almost all the time. Compared to past generations, we are more involved with our digital personas than we are with our real life. Many people have done research on the Millennial generation, and the negative psychological and sociological impacts that being so digitally connected have had. I found a movie called Disconnect that develops these cons into a interwoven plotline.
The story develops the plotlines of a number of different people and the ways that they are impacted by being so connected. The story dramatizes what happens when people are disconnected from one another, and how they try to get back to personal relationships.
Do you think its possible to get back to being connected on a personal level? What would it take for you to put away your phone for 24 hours? Do you have times or places that you keep tech-free?