MIT’s Social Experiment Lets Two Strangers Swap Lives For 20 Days

technology

The project aims to gives people a fresh perspective on life.

Ross Brooks
  • 9 may 2014


Most of our social circles have been carefully selected over the years, which can sometimes make it difficult to connect with new people, and see things from a fresh perspective. The Playful Systems group from MIT’s Media Lab aims to change all of that with a new app called 20 Day Stranger. For 20 days, you share in the details of a complete stranger’s life, including information such as where they go and when they get out of bed. There’s one catch though, you will never learn the person’s name, and you can only send them a single message when the 20 days is up.

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