The third annual National Day of Unplugging, which asks Internet users to take a break from smartphones, email, Twitter and other digital distractions, is scheduled to run from sundown on Friday, March 23rd to sundown on Saturday, March 24th.
The event, which encourages participants to "Connect with loved ones. Nurture your health. Get outside. Find silence. Avoid commerce. Give back. Eat Together," was started by Jewish group Reboot, and it's based on the tradition of the weekly Sabbath.
So far, 1,200 people have indicated they'll participate in the Day of Unplugging by signing a causes.org petition.
"Technology overuse takes an immeasurable toll on our ability to give time to the things that are most important in our lives," said Tanya Schevitz, Reboot's communications manager. "We can then use that time to be present and engaged in the moments that are happening around us and build meaningful, in-person connections."
What do you think? Do we all need a day without technology?