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Living Off The Grid – When The Digital Lifestyle Goes Wrong

Some people reject all technology, here’s how they do it.

You’ve had it. No more notifications. No more buzzing. No more screens. You’re beyond just needing a vacation. Whatever the benefits of living Digitally there are, you have now decided you’re done and the Con’s outweigh the Pro’s. If this sounds like you, here’s a sneak preview into a few paths your future can potentially look.

 

Level 1: Lite

 

It can be healthy to turn off sometimes. A Lite break from the Digital Lifestyle means you are still living among society. Other people will just see you as a bit “odd.” Your friends may nag you for not answering being on any of the online social spaces.

The first step? {ijseo_redirect id=381} your social media. All of it. In your Digital Lifestyle, social media is perhaps the biggest time-suck. Studies show that people who {ijseo_redirect id=382} are actually happier, too.

The next step is to delete all unnecessary apps and notifications from your phone. You can go even further by canceling your online subscriptions like Netflix.

The end goal here is to create a happier quality life by creating an environment where you look at the screen less and have less digital interruptions. You may feel uneasy at first, but your increased peace of mind will be a pleasant surprise.

 

Level 2: Communal Living

 

Here’s where you really get down with our ancestral, agrarian roots. People who choose to take the next step in living off the grid opt for communal living. These are small, self-sustained communities {ijseo_redirect id=383}. These people choose a simpler, traditional life by growing gardens, not relying on electricity, and even heating their own water. Don’t even think about WiFi or bluetooth connection here.

And just because you live in a small community farm, doesn’t mean you have to stop making money. Members in communal living can often be found selling handmade goods at local markets.

This is the next level of off the grid living because, although you are considered an outlier, you are still integrated into society even if you are at the fringes of it.

 

Level 3: Hardcore Survival Mode

 

This is for the {ijseo_redirect id=385}. At this point, you are basically {ijseo_redirect id=386} similar to John Wick after a bounty is placed on his head. Or, Hardcore Survival Mode looks closer to being a hobo. Life is what you make it. You’re not just avoiding technology here, you’re actively erasing your digital footprint at every step.

The biggest tip is to {ijseo_redirect id=384}. It’s a digital bull’s eye for tracking your location, the mic can be hacked for eavesdropping, and your front camera can be turned on remotely to spy on you. Even using credit cards are a big no-go. How will you keep in touch with other human beings? You don’t. Some people already living this shadowy life suggest creating a fake social media profile that confuses other on your exact whereabouts and personal information.

 

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Our lives are so intertwined with the Digital that it is nearly impossible to divorce ourselves from the online ecosystem. And, as we just saw, erasing yourself completely takes an extreme lifestyle change and hard work.

Swomi believes the answer to gain peace of mind from being tracked and datamined online is to empower people with their online content. The Digital Lifestyle is meant to be fun, rewarding, and empowering. We provide the technology to enable people to live a Digital Lifestyle that helps, not hinders.

Living Off The Grid – When The Digital Lifestyle Goes Wrong

Some people reject all technology, here’s how they do it.

You’ve had it. No more notifications. No more buzzing. No more screens. You’re beyond just needing a vacation. Whatever the benefits of living Digitally there are, you have now decided you’re done and the Con’s outweigh the Pro’s. If this sounds like you, here’s a sneak preview into a few paths your future can potentially look.

 

Level 1: Lite

 

It can be healthy to turn off sometimes. A Lite break from the Digital Lifestyle means you are still living among society. Other people will just see you as a bit “odd.” Your friends may nag you for not answering being on any of the online social spaces.

The first step? {ijseo_redirect id=381} your social media. All of it. In your Digital Lifestyle, social media is perhaps the biggest time-suck. Studies show that people who {ijseo_redirect id=382} are actually happier, too.

The next step is to delete all unnecessary apps and notifications from your phone. You can go even further by canceling your online subscriptions like Netflix.

The end goal here is to create a happier quality life by creating an environment where you look at the screen less and have less digital interruptions. You may feel uneasy at first, but your increased peace of mind will be a pleasant surprise.

 

Level 2: Communal Living

 

Here’s where you really get down with our ancestral, agrarian roots. People who choose to take the next step in living off the grid opt for communal living. These are small, self-sustained communities {ijseo_redirect id=383}. These people choose a simpler, traditional life by growing gardens, not relying on electricity, and even heating their own water. Don’t even think about WiFi or bluetooth connection here.

And just because you live in a small community farm, doesn’t mean you have to stop making money. Members in communal living can often be found selling handmade goods at local markets.

This is the next level of off the grid living because, although you are considered an outlier, you are still integrated into society even if you are at the fringes of it.

 

Level 3: Hardcore Survival Mode

 

This is for the {ijseo_redirect id=385}. At this point, you are basically {ijseo_redirect id=386} similar to John Wick after a bounty is placed on his head. Or, Hardcore Survival Mode looks closer to being a hobo. Life is what you make it. You’re not just avoiding technology here, you’re actively erasing your digital footprint at every step.

The biggest tip is to {ijseo_redirect id=384}. It’s a digital bull’s eye for tracking your location, the mic can be hacked for eavesdropping, and your front camera can be turned on remotely to spy on you. Even using credit cards are a big no-go. How will you keep in touch with other human beings? You don’t. Some people already living this shadowy life suggest creating a fake social media profile that confuses other on your exact whereabouts and personal information.

 

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Our lives are so intertwined with the Digital that it is nearly impossible to divorce ourselves from the online ecosystem. And, as we just saw, erasing yourself completely takes an extreme lifestyle change and hard work.

Swomi believes the answer to gain peace of mind from being tracked and datamined online is to empower people with their online content. The Digital Lifestyle is meant to be fun, rewarding, and empowering. We provide the technology to enable people to live a Digital Lifestyle that helps, not hinders.


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