Saturday, 6 February 2016
I have this thought-provoking video on my phone. Everytime I watch it, I wish I can show it to every young person I know and stir up the same feeling inside them.
Today, I decided to transcribe the video on here. Hopefully you'll find it thought-provoking too...
CAN WE AUTO-CORRECT HUMANITY- Prince Ea
Did you know the average person spends 4 years of his life looking down at his cell phone?
Kind of ironic, ain’t it?
How these touch-screens can make us lose touch
But it’s no wonder in a world filled with iMac’s, iPads and iPhones
So many “i”’s, so many selfies, not enough “us”‘s and “we”’s
See! Technology has made us more selfish and separate than ever
Cause while it claims to connect us, connection has gotten no better
And let me must express first, Mr. Zuckerberg, not to be rude but you should re-classify Facebook to what it is: An anti-social network
Cause while we may have big friend lists, so many of us are friendless. All alone!
Cause friendships are more broken than the screens on our very phones
We sit at home on our computers measuring self-worth by numbers of followers and likes
Ignoring those who actually love us
It seems we’d rather write an angry post than talk to someone who might actually hug us
Am I bugging? You tell me
Cause I asked a friend the other day, “Let’s meet up face to face.”
And said, “Alright. What time you wanna Skype?”
I responded with OMG, SRS, and then a bunch of SMH’s
And realized what about me?
Do I not have the patience to have conversation without abbreviation?
This is the generation of media over stimulation
Chats have been reduced to snaps
The news is 140 characters
Videos are 6 seconds at high speed
And you wonder why ADD is on the rise faster than 4G LTE
But, get a load of this
Studies show the attention span of the average adult today is one second lower than that of a gold fish
So if, you’re one of the few people or aquatic animals that have yet to click off or close this video, congratulations
Let me finish by saying you do have a choice, yes!
But this one my friends we cannot Auto-Correct – we must do it ourselves
Take control or be controlled, Make a decision
No longer do I want to spoil a precious moment by recording it with a phone, I’m just gonna keep them
I don’t wanna take a picture of all my meals anymore – I ‘m just gonna eat them
I don’t want the new app, the new software, or the new update
And If I wanna post an old photo, who says I have to wait until Thursday
I’m so tired of performing in the pageantry of vanity
And conforming to this accepted form of digital insanity
Call me crazy but, I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries
Cause that will mean we’ll be one bar closer – to humanity
Watch the video here.
Or download it to your phone here
I'm a student of beneficial knowledge in this classroom called life. I created this blog to share some of the things i have learnt so far, hoping that my teachers from around the world will come through with new things for me to learn. Follow on; Twitter: @dr_qaz1 Instagram: @dr_qaz