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When I was a kid I watched part of a movie that I thought was titled The Silence about, as I recall, somebody in a military school, probably college, and he didn't put down his pencil in time when time ran out on a written test. So, he was punished in that everybody else had to give him the silent treatment. I've always wanted to finish watching it, but I don't think I have the title correct. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
The Silence (1975)
I didn't read it explicitly, but I assume the door opens or the light turns on after the 30 days are up, without the person needing to ask for such.
As far as not using a smartphone for a year, my number would be somewhat less than $100k. Probably do it for $25k. I survived without one for 40 years or so.
Not making an offer, but you would put $100,000 on this? What if someone you loved a lot wound up on their death beds while you're in there? They won't tell you it's happening, because you're not allowed outside contact right. You get out and find out your mom died while you were in there. To me something like that that could happen would definitely make the risk too high. There are so many scenarios where your input could be very important, some other things could go wrong while in there only you know how to fix, and it could bite hard. It is something definitely not for me, maybe that's all this is.Quote: rainman
All I need to do this is a tennis or raquet ball, and if you want to throw in a radio I'll bump it to 45 days
BTW, you absolutely could have the internet while being in the dark. Blind people can get on the internet, you would have to use whatever means they have, then get rid of the light the devices emit. Eventually something would probably fail and you would screw it up, because you don't have the learning curve straightened out I'd think. You would probably practice using the phone, computer, etc., but not enough to handle curve balls that happen after a lot of use.
Mostly, it's software that "reads" aloud all the text on the page, including descriptions of pictures and graphics if they are included (which the Americans with Disabilities Act requires of many sites).
I think including internet, or even a tennis ball makes it way easier. Knowing that the challenge will only last 30 days, and the fact that there are not "captors" torturing you with ice water, loud music, and nutrition deprivation, is a big encouragement. It's just you and whatever critters live in the bathroom, in the pitch black. I just hope there isn't a faucet with a drip. That would make me nuts.
Before you decide that you can handle it, I suggest you take a 17 hr flight to Singapore ( Coach). Nothing to read, no electronics, no music, no in-flight video. Then decide how much you need brain stimulation.
There was a loudspeaker wired in to the room so the guy on the outside could communicate with the guy in the bathroom. This is how they negotiated the buyout.
I still want to know how they handled food delivery without any social interaction. Obviously it could be done any number of ways (some have been proposed here).