Despite our love for technology, we (and others) have talked ad nauseum about the social downsides of burying your face in a screen. But few arguments convey the idea as well as this five-minute video.
At times it’s a little cheesy, and it may feel like something you’ve heard time and time again from anti-tech relatives or your friends with a superiority complex. But if you actually give it a chance and watch the whole thing, it’s pretty well done — dare I say even moving.
Of course, the video has its flaws too. It ignores the social upsides to a constantly-connected world. Technology also allows us to keep in touch with our families and organise meetups to make like-minded friends. But a lot of times, it’s just our way to keep from being “bored” by standing around for two minutes. Why not look up and see what happens?