A company is paying people $2400 to not use technology for 24 hours.

scandal 23/03/2021

If someone came up to you and offered you $100USD an hour to stay off of your phone would you do it? Well now could be your chance as Reviews.org is paying volunteers $2400USD to participate in their 24-hour digital detox challenge.

Are you burnt out from doom scrolling on your phone, re-watching old sitcoms, and trying to maintain your sanity during the pandemic?

You’re able to use your microwave, this isn’t a complete throwback Thursday but you can’t use your laptop, gaming devices, smartwatches, tv or phone. 

The volunteers will be provided with a safe to put their technology in and a $200 Amazon gift card to purchase supplies to entertain themselves during their challenge. After the challenge participants will have to submit a report of their screentime to prove that they’ve earnt their $2400 paycheck.

74% of Kiwis always or sometimes use their mobile phone while watching TV, so maybe this 24-hour detox challenge is harder than we think. 

If you’re keen to win $2400USD as usual this is only eligible for people in the US however if you’re eligible to work in the US and you’re over 18 you can apply to the study here.

Want to have a digital free day? The Edge has you covered with a digi detox to give you some ideas to get you started.