Located in the spa town of Baden-Baden, the hotel Villa Stéphanie is equipped with silver switches that when turned on activates a copper grid that blocks all wireless signals. In addition, rooms are also covered with a special coating that will supposedly block “96 percent of wifi signals.

Frank Marrenbach, chief executive of the Oetker Collection, which owns the Villa Stéphanie, told the Financial Times in an interview earlier this year, "It is like a light switch. It doesn't matter what your neighbor does, if you switch if off you  have no reception.” Marrenbach went even further to predict that his kill-switch technology would be omnipresent in the next five years. 

Don’t know about you, but it seems easier to just turn your phones off. Right?

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