What is Your Net Worth?


If you’ve fallen into the ex­is­ten­tial rab­bit hole be­fore think­ing about the darker, less glam­orous im­pli­ca­tions of so­cial me­dia, tech­nol­ogy, and digi­ti­sa­tion, then please leave your phone at the door, pull up a seat, and join the club. There’s no Wi-fi here. Also, stop what­ever you’re do­ing—af­ter you fin­ish read­ing this, of course—and Google th­ese three short films I’m about to rec­om­mend (yes, you might have to pick up your phone again on your way out). View­ing time will to­tal at 20 min­utes and 9 sec­onds. The pro­tag­o­nist is more con­sumed with count­ing his likes in­stead of count­ing his bless­ings Deeply hurt by his ob­ses­sion, his girl­friend de­cides to leave him


Stro­mae’s mu­sic video for Carmen is an apoc­a­lyp­tic an­i­ma­tion about Twit­ter. Chron­i­cling the ad­dic­tion to so­cial me­dia from its pre­na­tal phase up un­til its com­plete in­te­gra­tion into our lives, the short …With noth­ing more than a sel­f­re­flect­ing po­laroid of him­self When tech­nol­ogy be­comes ob­so­lete, he has noth­ing left, not even his mem­o­ries

demon­strates a dystopia where we all get eaten alive by a gi­nor­mous Twit­ter bird—of course; only af­ter the mini-birds de­stroy our lives and hu­man re­la­tion­ships. Just de­light­ful!

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