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Is Technology and IT a Cult ?

Imagine that tomorrow you walked away from IT. Let’s say you quit you current job, ditched all your technology to become a water skiing instructor on a remote Caribbean island with no electricity and no phones.

Would that be the same feeling as leaving a Cult ? They say that cult members have been “brainwashed” into a view, a group view, a consensus that everyone believes the same thing. And that once that support of the group has been taken away, they feel adrift and unattached to the world around them.

If you quit IT, and had no computers around you - anywhere - would you be attached to world around you ?

I wouldn’t. How would I fill in the hours ? What would I read ? What would I talk about ? Could I sit around doing not much ?

It would be like leaving a cult.