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
SOCIAL MEDIA WILL DOUBLE-CROSS YOU
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!