Technology is something that has a significant impact on social capital, whether in a positive or negative way. In my case, I found that being without my phone for 36 hours was a good thing. It made me connect more with what was going on around me, rather than being distracted by whoever I was chatting with on the phone. During my days without my phone, I was less preoccupied, and more talkative and present in the conversations I was having in real life. I enjoyed this lab immensely, and it made me think more about which was more important to me: having good, real life conversations and meeting new people face to face, or texting my friends at home. I've decided that if the text can wait, it will, if I'm spending time or talking to other people in real life.