Could you go 24 hours without tech - for $2,400?

Mugsy

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I went without electricity/"tech" for three days during the Great Texas Blackout last month.

Where's my money?
 

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Define tech. Tech includes computers, home appliances, telecommunications, vehicles, corrective eyewear, running shoes, electricity, banking, climate control, drugs and medical services, etc.

Literally everything is tech. Hell, ancient weapons, armour, wooden ships, roads, buildings, beds - are ALL forms of tech. You'll have to be far more specific than your question is.
 
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wiyosaya

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So this is just to solicit marketing blurbs for their survival kit. Lame, IMO.

I use technology to track meals/blood glucose/insulin doses for my diabetes. With some forewarning, I would be able to do this, too.
 

Edzz1

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I live in Kenya, the person offering this would go bankrupt in 2 days if he ever dared doing that here...
 

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I could arrange a two day camping trip and do this easy peasy.
How would you do that? Tents are tech, vehicles are tech, etc. This would be 24H with you naked somewhere with nothing. Even using a rock to hammer something is tech. It's stone-age tech, but it's still tech. The only thing that isn't tech that you possess is your body. I could still do it for 24H but I wouldn't really be wanting to do it for longer than that. I kinda like cooked food and controlled fire is also tech. LOL
 

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Not even a challenge. My normal pre-covid vacation involved 8 days on a ranch without any technology. No internet, no phone service, nothing at all (in fact they barely had electricity!). Want to do something in the evening, better bring a book!
I think that you need to look up the definition of technology. Ranches are still tech, they're just low-tech. Remember that tech includes fire, trained animals, textiles, glass, metal, fabricated structures and leather.

Remember that although all electronics are tech, not all tech is electronics. To go 24H without tech, you'd be naked and on a beach or in a forest, somewhere that hadn't been prepared by human tech. You wouldn't be able to use fire or build a shelter. You'd be basically scrounging for food all day and sleeping on raw ground at night.

Do you still think that it's not even a challenge?
 

envirovore

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I think that you need to look up the definition of technology. Ranches are still tech, they're just low-tech. Remember that tech includes fire, trained animals, textiles, glass, metal, fabricated structures and leather.

Remember that although all electronics are tech, not all tech is electronics. To go 24H without tech, you'd be naked and on a beach or in a forest, somewhere that hadn't been prepared by human tech. You wouldn't be able to use fire or build a shelter. You'd be basically scrounging for food all day and sleeping on raw ground at night.

Do you still think that it's not even a challenge?
My spouse and I were having this same discussion about this. Can we use a wheel? Matches?
Apparently a microwave is allowed for some reason?

All out on your own, I'll admit it'd be a rough 24 hours that I'd probably not enjoy very much at all.
 

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My spouse and I were having this same discussion about this. Can we use a wheel? Matches?
Apparently a microwave is allowed for some reason?

All out on your own, I'll admit it'd be a rough 24 hours that I'd probably not enjoy very much at all.
I totally agree, it would be pretty dull. That's where the $2,400 comes in. :laughing: