“I sure wish I could Like something right now...”
Like many of his generation, Paul Miller spent most of his life, actively using the Internet. He was constantly online from 12, and at 14 was already working as a web designer. But in 26 years, Miller realized that his life "there is something missing in his life". Then he decided to make a bold and somewhat scary step - to disconnect the network cable and live without the Internet for one year. Such an experiment on the previous background may not seem much of a victim, as far as physiological needs aren’t affected. However, the result of the experiment shows that modern man seems to be easier to give up the money and property than the Internet.
A.J. Jacobs is a chief editor of the magazine "Esquire", thinker, craftsman, and social experimenter. He spent more than ten years, asking the unusual questions such as: "Can I spend my whole life for India?" Or "Is it possible to live by the rules of George Washington in everyday life?"
He has published four books and numerous articles for magazines, which describes in detail all the complex tasks set before him. His most famous work is called "My Life as an Experiment: One Man’s Humble Quest to Improve Himself” and contains among other things the criticism of his wife regarding his actions.
There are many rumors about this man. 26-year-old Colin Wright seems to live on the edge in almost in every respect. He leads a nomadic life, voting on the roads and moving ride to another part of the world every four months. The choice he makes based on the vote in his blog. He also completely refused the money for one year and did not wear black for six months.
The idea of all of his experiments to help people begin to think differently, to try new things and be open to change. You can see his inspiring speech at TED, or visit his blog to vote for the next step.