If we stop for a moment and look around, it’s easy to see that we are in the midst of a technological revolution.
If someone went into a coma 20 years ago and woke up today, they’d be shocked at the number of people walking around with their heads stuck in their phones.
Smartphones have completely changed how we interact with one another as well as the world around us. But when the dust settles, will they have improved humanity for the better? Or will we have traded authentic interactions for endless distractions?
A cartoon posted by the WAKE UP page on Facebook is going viral for showing the dark side of this technological revolution. It is told through the eyes of a child who wanders through a parade of zombies looking for connection.
Over the past month the video has been shared over 250,000 times.
The video not only provides a critique of how smartphones have transformed our lives, but it shows how children are easily sidelined by technology.
This video is an edited version of a music video that illustrator and animator Steve Cutts made for Moby and the Void Pacific Choir’s song “Are You Lost in the World Like Me?” in 2016.
“A few years ago I saw Steve Cutts’ ‘MAN’ video and was amazed and blown away,” Moby said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” Cutts added.
Here is the original video in its entirety.
Moby connected with Cutts after seeing his award-winning short film “MAN.” “MAN” is an animated short about how human beings may become the ultimate victims of our own recklessness.