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No Internet For One Year: Could You Do It?

mrosen814 2012/07/19 22:00:00
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How long could you survive without the internet? One day? One week? One month? Paul Miller, 26, is trying to live without the internet for one whole year. So far, Miller has been offline for 3 months. He hasn't sent an email, clicked a link, sent a text message, or used web browser since May 1st of this year.

The ABC News article goes on to say that Miller loves the internet. However, he is also aware that the internet is a giant distraction and he wanted to unplug for a while. Miller states, "I found it very distracting and I wanted to spend time studying and writing uninterrupted. I wanted to read books that I could have read at any time, but instead I was reading Reddit. I wanted to write things I wanted to write for a long time, but instead I was tweeting." Do you think you could survive without the internet for one year?

ABCNEWS.GO.COM reports:
For one whole year Paul Miller will live without the Internet, and as of publishing this article, Miller has not been online for three months.
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  • [insert witty moniker here] 2012/12/03 15:58:18
    Yes
    [insert witty moniker here]
    might give me some peace and quiet xD
  • calvin236 2012/09/15 03:44:09
    No
    calvin236
    Honestly, now the internet is so immersed in our lives that we couldn't live without it without losing something along the way.
  • Eania 2012/08/29 05:27:22
    Yes
    Eania
    I think it would be unpleasant for a week or so, and than I'd forget about it, just like before I used it.
  • Miss Kris the Centrist 2012/08/25 04:21:38
    Yes
    Miss Kris the Centrist
    But only if there wasn't any internet anywhere.
  • jjoann98133@hotmail.com 2012/08/18 19:11:16
    No
    jjoann98133@hotmail.com
    no way.
  • Lina Al-alami 2012/08/13 01:00:48
    No
    Lina Al-alami
    from 4 months i was able to pass ma life without internet ...but now there's no day pass without maybe 2 hours or more on it :S
  • raine 2012/07/28 03:27:47
    Yes
    raine
    I wouldn't like it, but I haven't always had a pc, I lived before it came to be :)
  • Andrew 2012/07/26 22:15:27
    Yes
    Andrew
    Yes.
  • Claybern 2012/07/26 15:43:13
    No
    Claybern
    +1
    There would be way to many emails to go through after a year.
  • Eric Gray 2012/07/25 15:38:58
    Yes
    Eric Gray
    i did it for longer just cause
  • Belle 2012/07/24 20:09:02
    Yes
    Belle
    I wouldn't like it tho.... >:(
  • Jesferkicks 2012/07/24 17:17:57
    No
    Jesferkicks
    Not without mass murdering a couple hundred peeps or so.
  • Saga 2012/07/24 08:26:02
    No
    Saga
    Like.. a day at most. I'm kinda addicted. ._.
  • Call me Mark willya? 2012/07/24 03:29:48
    Yes
    Call me Mark willya?
    I've spent 8 years without internet, and will probably be doing so again when this machine breaks down.
  • pandadog64 2012/07/23 15:31:10
    Yes
    pandadog64
    Last year no internet at all, im pretty sure im mostly alive
  • Paranormal♥Spirit 2012/07/23 15:10:30
    Yes
    Paranormal♥Spirit
    Of course I can. I would just find something else for entertainment. I think kids wouldn't be able to handle a year without internet. Then they would have to go outside and play.
  • dropdead_x_rachaelll. 2012/07/23 13:55:55
    No
    dropdead_x_rachaelll.
    I take all of my classes online, so that would be kind of hard if I didn't have the internet..
  • PJ Sweet Cheeks 2012/07/23 13:54:12
    No
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    I have to be on the internet for my job.
  • Theopenmind 2012/07/23 13:28:41
    No
    Theopenmind
    +1
    Impossible!
    No gifs
  • Empress 2012/07/23 12:55:34
    No
    Empress
    Is this a trick question....lol :)
  • ChumptyDumpty 2012/07/23 11:34:07
    No
    ChumptyDumpty
    Le Fu.
    Its just PATHETIC to admit it but Internet its by now too important for everyone life..
  • Yoru Azenia 2012/07/23 08:51:50
    No
    Yoru Azenia
    Nah not in todays world lol
  • shooter 2012/07/23 07:55:59
    No
    shooter
    Aw, HELL NO!!!
  • Tastentier 2012/07/23 05:31:19
    Yes
    Tastentier
    +1
    Of course. I could also survive without my left hand or without legs. But why would I? The internet is more than simple entertainment, it has become a part of who we are. It is humanity's knowledge base, source of education, social networking platform and shopping solution. Giving up access to this information technology would be as crippling as losing a limb.
  • Laoz496 2012/07/23 03:39:49
    No
    Laoz496
    I would die if I don't have MY INTERNET!
  • MarinerFH 2012/07/23 00:29:03
  • ProudCommie 2012/07/23 00:26:18
    Yes
    ProudCommie
    I use the computer everyday. I love the computer. I have built my life around working with computers. But I have gone weeks at time without a computer when going on vacations or visiting my best friend who doesn't use computers nor like them. So I don't find it that hard to go from working on a computer everyday to just not having one for a long period of time.
  • mikayla 17419 2012/07/23 00:13:49
    No
    mikayla 17419
    +1
    Oh please i couldn't survive one day
  • arch.yasminalazzeh 2012/07/22 23:32:02
    Yes
    arch.yasminalazzeh
    i had no internet for 3 years and i sirvived
  • Sailor Jerry [Proud Liberta... 2012/07/22 22:52:36
    No
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    i do my bookkeeping, manage my bank accounts, and check my stock portfolio online, so a year without internet would be financial suicide.
  • Mandy 2012/07/22 22:46:06
    Yes
    Mandy
    I did it for the first 18 years of my life. It would be tough, but I think I could do it.
  • Queen B 2012/07/22 21:40:52
    No
    Queen B
    If I didn't have a job that required it I could.
  • flyingseaturtle BN 2012/07/22 20:57:19
    No
    flyingseaturtle BN
    I don't think I could ;-)
  • The Impossible Girl ✿ 2012/07/22 20:43:19
    No
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    God no.. I can hardly go without it for more than two days.
  • AlexTheDrummer 2012/07/22 20:21:52
    No
    AlexTheDrummer
    Well, my boyfriend lives in the UK, and I live in the USA, so internet is rather necessary for us to stay in contact.
  • Danielle 2012/07/22 19:54:34
    Yes
    Danielle
    Yes-and I would welcome a chance to "retro" and slow down a bit! I could keep in contact with all the friends I've made online the old-fashioned way, through phone calls and snail mail.
  • i miss you 2012/07/22 19:53:21 (edited)
    No
    i miss you
    no way no way no wat noway
  • 'Zedd 2012/07/22 19:20:33
  • No
    Jersey Roze ♥Jwon's Cyar'ika ♥
    I couldn't do it. I just couldn't...
  • CG 2012/07/22 19:08:17
    No
    CG
    I work from home so going without internet means going without income.
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