A day without technology

By Stephanie Lum bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Does it ever seem like tech-gadgets are taking over your life? You're not alone. But what would life would be like without "tech"? We conducted our own experiment to find out.

Everyday, we plug in our computers and laptops, cell phones, and television to instantly connect with the rest of the world and far away friends.

What would we do without technology?

"Oh my gosh, I can't even imagine it now", said Hawaii Kai resident Sheri Mick.

"I would be sad and bored", said Kimberly Nakayama, a Hawaii Kai resident.

"I wouldn't be able to receive emails check facebook, I'd go crazy", said Kalihi resident Sephiaim Boutalan.

Are electronic devices really taking over our lives?

"Our students don't have as long an attention span as they used to because they're so used to having instant communication", said Washington resident Barbie Faubion.

Meet Davin and Noli Kazama working parents of two young girls.

"So how often do you use your cell phone and computer?" asked this reporter. "Every time" answered Davin Kozama. "I want to watch some T.V. what you want to watch Dora.

"Once you turn off the T.V. she's a bit upset um… we have to kind of remind her that once we turn the T.V. off ah she can't cry", said Noli Kazama.

At 10:21 a.m., the challenge starts!

All electronic devices are shut down.

I allowed Noli to make one last call.

"I won't be able to use the phone later ...ummm....so.. let's see, how is she going to get in touch with me?", said Noli.

It's already proving tough without T.V., computers, and cell phones.

"Ring ring... you can't use your cell phone! You can't use your cell phone. Yes I did fail the challenge about an hour in, but ah I'm doing my best."

They can't reach for the remote, so they pack for the beach.

"We're going to try and spend as much time out of the house as possible", said Dave.

Great surf, great weather, great company."

"So far so good nobody's using any technology", said Christopher Tokumaru.

But everyone else, seems to be plugged in.

"Unconsciously I think people are just so attached they don't realize how much they rely on it."

Four hours later, baking replaces texting, spraying pan cupcakes with Pam spray.

"It's like camping. We played a lot of cards", said Dave.

"We invited a lot of good friends over to bbq"

And when it got really tough, turned to their kids to entertain them, leaving them with more memories than you could fit in a flash drive in the end.