I got rid of my smartphone 6 months ago and never looked back. I now have a flip phone and it’s wonderful.
I think it’s important to normalize diverse forms of tech use, and make people realize that there is a whole range of technological engagement that could work with the modern lifestyle. A world where billions of people are all plugged into the same Apple/Android OS, using the same mobile browser, the same search engine, etc. is a really scary idea. I think diversity of platforms and levels of sophistication of our tech is a more important issue than most people have yet realized. We need to learn to resist the pressure to always have the newest, fastest gadget.
Do you think ditching smartphones is a good solution? If you have already done so, what would have to happen for you to go back?