MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - In this digital day and age could you go a full day without any technology? Put down your cell phone? Unplug your computer? Starting Friday, March 23rd, that's exactly what thousands are planning.
"It would be very hard to give up the phone and the internet and not use the computer," says Kandice Robinson.
"Good luck with that," laughs Glennbruce Campbell.
It's called National Day of Unplugging. Not exactly a catchy title, but the Jewish group Reboot wants the idea to catch on. Could you stay out of cyberspace for 24 hours, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday?
"Maybe just for a day," Campbell says.
"I could do a computer, but not the cell phone," says Demetris Crump.
The idea is based on a Jewish day of rest, but 'unpluggers' are giving technology a rest.
"I don't know what it would be like," says Devin Kirby.
The goal is to reconnect with the world, to see what people do without the distraction of cells phones and computers.
"Read a book, travel, spend quality time with my family," suggests Robinson.
"Give you time to reflect and think and work," adds Dwayne Clark.
And connect with a face, instead of a screen.
"Just to get us back to a space where we can communicate with people," says Robinson. "Versus typing something in or sending email or that text."
Almost 2,000 people have signed up to participate. It's the third year they've promoted this digital detox.