Four in ten Americans miss out on life's most precious moments -- such as a child's first steps or graduation -- because they're too busy trying to capture them on their mobile phones. Technology has got in the way. How do we regain control of our online lives?
It is an attempt to encourage users to take a digital break -- for their health, to switch off from the digital and social intrusions of our lives. Users can step away from stresses and exhaustion and become more productive and effective.
Will it work? I find that putting my phone on mute, enabling DND mode and stopping notifications helps my digital detox.
Uninstalling apps such as Facebook from my mobile device, means I can only access the platform when I log on through a browser on my PC.
Actually leaving the phone switched off when I am out means I can read a book on the commute to work, or spend time with family and friends.
Forcing me to take a break for an hour might help me to chill out -- or I might spend the time worrying about all the things I need to catch up on when I return to my digital universe.