Image of the Day February 10
Is Our Digital Lifestyle Turning Into A Kind Of Prison?

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All right: it's Sunday. What are you up to?

If you're reading this, chances are you're spending a little quality time with your digital device of choice, whether it's a laptop, a tablet, a phone, or maybe an internet-connected USB toaster (those are real, right?).

Well far be it from us to discourage you from being connected - this is a website, after all.

But these clever ads, created for travel and outdoor life publication Outside Magazine, are a good reminder that sometimes, it's better to get away from our digital life and just... go outside.

The ads were created by Felipe Luchi. They take familiar symbols of the modern world - the mouse, the smartphone and the ever-ticking clock - and turn them into giant prisons.

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Obviously, the digital age has led to a lot of freedom: it's helped spread information around the world, and social media has given a voice to the voiceless in some places.

From time to time, though, it can start to feel like we're unable to stop updating and checking in. What do you think: do you ever feel trapped by your digital devices? Would you ever consider leaving them behind for a little while? And do these illustrations speak to you?

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Via Hello You Creatives

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