Technological innovation has driven history. However, most innovation typically comes with unintended consequences.
The Digital Revolution has transformed the world - and not all for the better. While the internet, personal computers, televisions, and smartphones have helped make the world more connected in some ways, the overuse of these devices is contributing to higher levels of anxiety, stress, depression, and sleep disorders. People have become addicted to these devices, are less productive and more distracted at work and in social settings.
If current trends continue, screen time will take up 11 years of the average person’s life.
Joe O’Connor, founder of the Phone Hotel, realized how pervasive tech addiction is and decided it was time for people to be real world social. He began talking to people from all over the world about their thoughts on tech addiction; every single person indicated some level of concern and agreed it was a problem. He created the Phone Hotel.
The Phone Hotel is a miniature hotel for your phone. People can check their phones in to receive a charge allowing them to engage with the world around them device-free.
In addition, A QR code is included on each Phone Hotel that allows users to scan with their smartphone camera to gain access to content on digital well-being and much more. To the right is a working example of the default QR Code that ships with the Phone Hotel. Just use your camera and scan to view content - it will take you to our video. Older phones may require a QR Code reader app that you would have to download and then scan code.
We want to help others become real world social by spending less time on their smartphones during inappropriate times like during meals, time with family and friends, and while at work.
We hope you believe in the Phone Hotel and join us on this journey toward greater social wellness!