America town without Wi-Fi or smartphones 这个美国小镇居然没Wi-Fi,没手机

2017-04-01 13:42 千龙网

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Imagine travelling back in time 30-odd years, to a point where people didn’t spend the whole day staring at their phones and swiping at Facebook.

设想回到三十多年前,那时的人们还不会整天盯着手机刷脸书。

But you don’t actually need a time machine to get there: a small American town has no smartphones (in fact, no mobiles at all), no Wi-Fi, and no radio, Voice of America revealed in a video feature this week.

事实上你无需乘坐时光机就能回到那时。本周美国之音在一期视频特辑中介绍了一个美国小镇,那里没有智能手机(事实上连手机也没有),没有Wi-Fi,也没有无线电。

Green Bank has a population of 143, and is known as the Quietest Town in America – and its residents enjoy the enforced lack of technology, describing the town as an ‘oasis’.

这个名为“绿岸”的小镇仅有143人居住,被称为“美国最安静的小镇”,虽然在这里一些科技产品被禁止使用,但是小镇居民却非常享受这种科技上的缺失,他们将小镇视为一片“净土”。

The reason for the ‘radio silence’ is the nearby Robert C Byrd Green Bank telescope — a 485-foot sensitive radio instrument which listens for distant signals.

这里为什么没有无线?原因是附近的罗伯特•C•伯德绿岸望远镜——这个用以“聆听”遥远信号的无线电仪器会受到周边485英尺(约148米)以内的无线电信号的干扰。

The telescope can pick up signals as faint as ‘about a billionth of a billionth of a millionth of a watt’, experts say.

专家们说这台望远镜可以接收到“数兆分之一瓦特”的微弱信号。”

Local store owner Sherry, ‘We’ve never really had it. We do it the old-fashioned way.’

当地商店老板雪莉说:“我们这里从来都没有无线电信号,我们以过去的方式生活。”

Phones attached to wall jacks are the only way to call someone in Green Banks – and local officials track down any ‘rogue’ devices which are transmitting radio waves.

壁挂电话是绿岸小镇居民打电话的唯一方式。当地政府一旦发现任何“异常”的设备发出的无线电波都会进行追踪。

英文来源:https://uk.news.yahoo.com/theres-a-town-in-america-where-there-is-no-wi-fi-and-no-smartphones-113629370.html

责任编辑:Lu Qing(QN0045)