“Disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with ourselves is absolutely essential for wisdom.”
The beauty of disconnection
Technology is a wonderful gift to humanity, but it also can be a curse. We’re living in time with a superabundance of devices and endless possibilities to connect with each other. The days when communication was largely asynchronous (remember not having mobile phones and actually sending letters?) are, for the most part, long gone.
One of the questions that we want to ask at &yetConf is this—are we leveraging technology to truly bring people together, or are we enabling disengagement due to information and notification overload? We want to empower participants to truly commit to interacting with each other, rather than their devices. So how do we disconnect to be alone or in a companionship, without technology?
If you find yourself needing a break from tech and are curious about fostering new relationships offline you can still grab a ticket to &yetConf here. And talking about &yetConf, we invite you, dear readers, to play Textcapades—a text messaging choose-your-own-adventure game that’s a vital part of the conference.
|Tickets are now available without an application—get one while they last!
&yetConf is intentionally mysterious, but we did reveal one tiny teeny secret—Textcapades. This 9 episode choose-your-own-adventure story is a crucial part of the conference experience (see the reactions so far!).