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There are 3 comments on Could You Go 15 Minutes without Your Phone?

  1. This is a poorly executed experiment. Very rarely do we need to sit in silence like this. Yes I can leave my phone for 15+ min and I’m usually doing something. I don’t touch my phone while eating or at a concert or a hockey game. Will I use my phone while just sitting in silence? Yes because there’s no need to be sitting and bored when I can message friends from college I haven’t seen in months or read a book. Do you know how much time people spend reading books on their phones? A lot because it’s easier to carry just your phone around than a book or a separate reading device like a Kindle. The whole idea of millennials and gen Z can’t leave their phones alone and that it’s bad is ridiculous. Before people ignored each other to look at their phones they ignored each other to listen to music or to read the paper. Let young people use their devices and don’t laugh at their inability to leave their phone for 15 min when you put them in a solitary room with nothing to do but sit.

  2. This wasn’t super enjoyable to watch, but it didn’t seem to slam gen z’s use of their phones, just point it out. Phones are useful technology, and this informal (key word) experiment doesn’t disagree with that.

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