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SET 40/15 – FUCK SMARTPHONES

The title of this set pretty much says it all.

 

 

We had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision, there was another – equally chilling : Aldous Huxley’s BRAVE NEW WORLD. Orwell and Huxley did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

 

 

 

DAY 1

ASPIRATIONAL

by Matthew Frost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2

TEXTING HAT

by Brad Hasse

Idea for a Christmas present. Or not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

by Alicia MacDonald

So true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4

97%

by Ben Brand

A short Dutch film that describes so well the pathetic world we live in

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5

TEXT CONFUSION

by Peter Atencio

The real dangers of texting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6

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LOUIS CK ON SMARTPHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last words

PHONE LIFE

by Ivan Cash

Amen