No tech, no talking: Can I survive a three-day digital detox? | CNBC Reports

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • What is it like to fast for three days without any technology or devices? CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi took on the challenge, as he goes on a quest to learn more about tech addiction and the billion dollar mindfulness industry hoping to combat it.-----Subscribe to us on YouTube: to CNBC Life on YouTube: our Facebook page: us on Instagram: us on Twitter: #Tech #Mindfulness
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  • North Indian

    North Indian

     3 months ago +32

    I tried and this really helped, I kept my phone down for 3 seconds before commenting this

  • Salil Shah

    Salil Shah

     3 months ago +19

    Try to only charge your phone once every two days. You will automatically reduce your usage to conserve battery. Works great for me.

  • Sameen Ahmed

    Sameen Ahmed

     3 months ago +25

    I want to quit YouTube, unfortunately its a default app.



     3 months ago +18

    0:01 I'm FILMING and eating lunch without any technology..😂

  • Christian Dwi Wijaya

    Christian Dwi Wijaya

     3 months ago +10

    so you just spent $255 for doing nothing?

  • Andrea Carriero

    Andrea Carriero

     3 months ago +6

    I quit facebook many years ago and recently instagram as well, just twitter survived for me so far. I use it as rss news.

  • Look Foward

    Look Foward

     3 months ago +19

    First world problems.😭

  • Venkatesh Subramanian

    Venkatesh Subramanian

     3 months ago +2

    Living without technology for 3 days was completely fine. But what did stop you to have a shower? For all the 3 days you are in the same attire..!
    Something smelly.. 😂

  • Devansh Takkar

    Devansh Takkar

     3 months ago +3

    You should have tried detox while living in city life. That way you can interact with the people and then conclude whether we can live like primate or not.
    You just normally get frustrated by taking a detox like that without talking, my mother did that and now she is determined to never to do such stupid thing again.

  • Stanley Chung

    Stanley Chung

     2 months ago +1

    I went to China for two weeks and decided not to buy a VPN like many people do to keep connected to things outside of the firewall. It was a struggle not being able to access and keep in touch with apps and websites that I'm used to frequenting on a daily basis, but during the trip I felt a certain sense of freedom because I didn't get the constant notifications I used to get ,and got to really enjoy what I saw around me and the people I was with without the pressure of having to post selfies. I felt a lot happier than having before when you would be subconsciously comparing yourself to other people's lives on social media. Since coming back to my country, I've stopped the habit of endless scrolling, and rarely feel the need to post updates on social media. Ive become a lot more productive and learned the importance of connecting in person or over a phone call

  • Randy Savage

    Randy Savage

     3 months ago +3

    You needed a week at least

  • Michael Josias

    Michael Josias

     2 months ago +1

    if i will put down my phone, CNBC will lose views for sure!



     3 months ago +2

    I never had a smartphone in my life.

  • Ken Yup

    Ken Yup

     1 months ago

    I would be dead if I have life of degital detox even 1 day

  • blah blah blah

    blah blah blah

     3 months ago

    Thumbs down due to Joseph Wack, who needs to study his neurotransmitters more

  • My Thoughts

    My Thoughts

     3 months ago

    thank god i haven't gone crazy yet !

  • Jiad TV

    Jiad TV

     3 months ago +1

    Indonesia 😍😍

  • Rogue Sabana

    Rogue Sabana

     3 months ago

    I cann’t for sure hahaha

  • Allen Boyer

    Allen Boyer

     3 months ago

    A week in Canada last summer with notebooks to write in, a radio, a book and my kids. It is do-able.

  • Lucan Sanchez

    Lucan Sanchez

     3 months ago

    I seam like the habit is focusing on actual habits. you will always have a habit if you facus on habits. Habit is derogatory. Based on judgment. Science of literature.