This Chilling Video Might Get You to Rethink Your Relationship with Technology

Photo Credit: Facebook, WAKE UP

Let’s take a moment to truly consider the age of technology that we live in today. With smartphones allowing us instant access to the internet, we are always connected. Pretty much all information is at our fingertips. We share our lives online, we have a sounding board to express our thoughts and ideas, we connect to people who we don’t see all the time. Knowledge is power, right?

Social media allows us to be heard so we don’t feel alone in the world, and the bonus? We are never bored sitting at the doctor’s office.

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All of these things are great! Wouldn’t you agree?

Well, what about the bad? Is having too much access ruining our ability to communicate? Or worse, does it ruin our ability to empathize with others?

So does this technological revolution help or hurt us?

This chilling video sums up what smartphones are doing to humanity. It’s creepy. It’s scary. And, honestly, very telling.

This cartoon was posted by WAKE UP and quickly went viral. It shows a child who desires a human connection. However, he’s surrounded by tech zombies who pay no mind other than what is online.

This video was cut and edited from a larger video from Moby and the Voice Pacific Choir’s song, “Are You Lost in a World Like Me?”

“A few years ago I saw Steve Cutts’ ‘MAN’ video and was amazed and blown away,” Moby told Rolling Stone. “The video he made for ‘Are You Lost in the World Like Me?’ is without question one of the best videos that’s ever been made for one of my songs.”

Moby sought out Cutts after seeing “MAN,” a video that shows how we cause our own recklessness.

Cutts added, ““For me the video is about our increasing dependence on technology and about human interaction today, or a certain lack of it. It focuses on the way tech is changing us – how we have become desensitized.”

Here’s a look at Moby’s full “Are You Lost in The World Like Me?”

And here is the inspiration behind the Moby short film and the post WAKE UP made on Facebook.

Kind of ironic isn’t it? We have to be online to see what technology is doing to us.