The film is based in real images while only focuses on public spaces, as till recently this part of our social environment was unchanged. Till yesterday the roads were there to remind us we are part of an extended social group, there are other realities out there except those we believe in and we are comfortable with. In the same way the streets were there to dilute ourselves into the social ‘we’. Today we see a wide percentage of people walking isolated and disconnected, from the reality surrounding them.
Except the messaging and infinity social media scrolling, people are multitasking from games to stock market, watching movies in between by skipping continuously 15 seconds ahead, all of this while even crossing a street.
In the end, everything comes into the question “who is responsible for this new behaviour?”
Social media and attention engineers, who wrote codes taking into account human behaviour, by playing with our dopamine level, Is it worrying our attention became a commodity?
Machines learning to decide what comes next into our screen?
Mobile and Internet?
What about our individual responsibility?
Internet, mobile phones, social media, etc. are new magic tools in our hands. We able to empower our lives in similar manners, as the steam and the discovery of the wheel did in the past. For now, we are still the little kids playing with new freshly discovered toys. We enjoy superpower, pleasure and opportunities while being totally unaware of the possible downsides – or at least – for one more time unaware of the upcoming change. What does human experience mean?
Are we heading to a new norm, before we realise it?