Digital Detox Week, Day 4

A seven-day journey toward a clear mind.

Alienation 2.0

I see you’re back. I will keep it short then.

These fictional lives we lead online are our version of Marx’s alienation. We build social relations with people whose hand we never shake, whose eyes we never meet and whose trust we’ll never gain.

Today, break out of the trance. Get out there and make a true, real-time connection with someone. Make eye contact, cultivate empathy, share a secret and dare to be vulnerable. 


Jammers! Let us know how you fare through this week-long vacation from the virtual world. Email us your triumphs, struggles and revelations to [email protected]. At the end of Digital Detox Week, we will share the most riveting missives we receive by publishing them online on