Our technology scares me. It scares me for myself, for others and for my future children.
I am completely dependent on my phone. I use it to busy myself when I am in uncomfortable social situations, trying to kill time, or just don't want to talk or look at anybody. As somebody who is a socially awkward penguin to begin with, being provided with this vice is not a good thing.
We multitask everything and are present in nothing. How often do you have your phone out while watching TV, eating dinner with your family and working.
I don't have kids yet, but the technology that we have today terrifies me for my children. I never want to be the mother that misses her kids growing up because I was looking at my phone. While they are playing at the park, I want to be watching them enjoy those moments of childhood, rather than looking at my phone. I want them to play outside, play games, use their imagination, rather then looking at an iPad screen. I want them to play car games rather than watching a DVD.
We grew up in a time where everyone didn't have a handheld electronic device (well besides my Game Boy). And still, we are dependent on our phones. What is going to happen to our children who know a world that is no different?
Although one video doesn't change the world, it can change our outlook. And I just hope that this video has done that.