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    Unplugging for a Day: The Global Impact of Shutdown Day

    In a world where a day without updating Facebook or checking the latest news seems inconceivable, the concept of a “Shutdown Day” emerges. Originating from Canadian immigrants Denis Bystrov and Ashutosh Rajekar, the initiative aims to highlight what people might miss or lose due to computer dependency.

    A Digital Detox Initiative

    Bystrov and Rajekar, craving more real-life connections, launched a website where individuals could pledge to spend May 3rd without screens. Despite the irony of using technology to promote an offline day, the campaign gained traction globally, featured in major media outlets.

    While industries like airlines and stock markets couldn’t afford a shutdown, for most, a day without computers wouldn’t disrupt much, especially on Poland’s national holiday. It presents an opportunity for outdoor relaxation and quality time with loved ones.

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