— The Calm Technology
“The Digital Detox”, “1 Week Unplugged”, “Screen-Free Week”, there are hundreds of proposals to escape from technology. But what’s next? If you survive the abstinence and get home safely to your 3 smartphones waiting for you with their chats open, how can you not fall back? It is assumed that salvation may lay in design. According to Karim Rashid, one of the most innovative designers in the world, “There is no shape that is not designed to simplify the lives of people”. And so the extreme simplification of smartphones seems to be the only real solution in order to reduce the so-called “connectivity addiction”.
More and more essential, up to the “new” proposal from Google: the sheet of paper. Yes, that’s right. Paper Phone helps to switch off for a few hours, maybe for a whole day, from your smartphone. At the beginning of the day, you use the app to print the important information you might need (appointments, maps and contacts to call) and you will leave your smartphone at home or switched off in your bag, and you will only use the paper support . Socially acceptable? If it comes from Google most likely yes.