I love how technology can help us to grow together in new ways. This device (created in Australia by a company called Domila) is called a “Pepper Hacker.” It’s a sneaky but effective way to help families realize that there is a time and place for technology, and a shared meal is not the place for your family’s tech devices.
How can you connect with people at your shared meal if you’re distracted and immersed in a virtual experience?
Take a look at the video (below) and please share your point of view!
- Do you think it’s rude for people to use technology at the dinner table?
- Would you use a Pepper Hacker device to try to control your family’s tech devices?
- What are your tech practices when sharing a meal?
My opinion is this is a good way to call attention to the issue and help start a dialogue about keeping your shared meals a “tech free zone”. It’ll at least give everyone a taste of a tech-free shared-meal experience (something they may not have had in years!) Hopefully, this new experience will be more rewarding and the “Pepper Hacker” will become obsolete!