"Technology changes all the time; human nature, hardly ever"Evgeny Morozov

Silicon Valley Unicorn Videos

How does technology affect us? The drama of social media addiction is unfolding as Silicon Valley unicorns' greediness poses blazing threats to humanity

DVD cover of the Social Network movie, about the greedy business of social media addiction
Movie

Social Network tells the

story of one of the most

successful Silicon Valley

Unicorns (Facebook), from the original idea to

friendships to Shakespearian unicorn battle and

betrayals, the true dark

side of the internet.

Another great example of greediness threats to humanity. This unicorn video shows all from Mark’s on-a-whim decision, to the code used, to the traffic it received. You can even hear Jesse Eisenberg describe a “Perl script” in his best attempt at engineering geek-speak.

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Making of the Silicon Valley Unicorn Videos


All visuals were selected, edited, animated and colored by SpareTag.com to form the following sequences of our original 90-second-short video:


  1. How does technology affect us: Simple open scenery to signify the purity of the technology heaven at the center of which sits the tree of life. 

  2. Social Media Addiction: clouds are forming as the sun sets, the bird flies away in anticipation of the approaching danger but also as the symbol of the vanishing spirit of technology utopia. 

  3. Silicon Valley Unicorns: slowly, the clouds are taking the shape of the Silicon Valley unicorns (courtesy Escalada's Chevalier a la licorne), morphing into a Shin Megami Tensei demon to suggest the evil technology addiction scheme.

  4. Greediness Threats to Humanity: once again, the clouds morph, this time in the shape of a spaceship destroyer embodying the existential threat of artificial intelligence singularity. The land and tree of life are burning until everything collapses into a black hole.
  5. Difference between science and technology: a bubble universe appears out of nowhere in which a new tree of life is growing. Other parallel universes sprout, ending with the optimistic message that science will save us from the demise from technology
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Morozov's starting point

is the belief, promoted

by world leaders, that

technology has been an

essential tool to enhance

individual freedom

throughout history.

But there is a difference

between science and technology. Today, the Silicon Valley unicorns use entertainment, 

propaganda, spying, or censorship to make profits at the expense of democracy and human freedom, exemplifying greediness threats to humanity.

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How does Technology Affect Us ?

​We all hoped technology was good, that it would reunite mankind by connecting people, allowing healthy democratic debate over the internet forums to create a hive mind, removing knowledge barriers, enabling us to live better and happier life and achieve spiritual transcendence. That was our technology utopia.


  • So it was. Tech heaven, all over, forever.
  • High five, hive minds! Hi symbiotic soul systems!
  • Freedom of speech for democratic fool forums.
  • Bits and bots to better our bodily fever.



Social Media Addiction

As usual the greedy behaviors of a few disrupted the grand aspirations of all.  Soon enough the so called Silicon Valley unicorns (Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, etc) looked to exploit millennials’ eagerness for a new ideal of freedom through social media. To make a lot of money in a short period of time, technology addiction schemes were developed raising a generation of virtual ghosts, hooked on repetitive and meaningless interactions.


  • Looking for transcendence, we met withdrawal.
  • Unicorns rose and drove virtual numbing creed:
  • Disruption and addiction to feed the beastly greed.
  • Social bridle, swill pill, sure opiate for all.



Greediness Threats to Humanity 

The worse is to come. The race is on to create artificial intelligence that will ineluctably lead to a conscious singularity. Then, competition will no longer be between Silicon Valley unicorns but with uncontrolled, inhuman, unmaterialized entities, a real life Skynet. There will be no referees to moderate this existential threat to mankind.

  • Now, singularities fly by for the money!
  • Looms to doom your wombs. I used to f… the police.
  • Now I f...  startups made in Silicon Valley.



Difference Between Science and Technology

Big bang boom! If technology destroys us, may be science will find an escape route first. A trip to Mars will not be far enough to hide.  Only quantum physics may open a door to a parallel universe, so we can make the big quantum leap, naked as the first humans, to another bubble free of artificial singularities.

  • After the big burn out, will there be time to flee?
  • Crack the code. Crank the wheel. Big bang boom! And release
  • Another quantum leap to the next bubbly spree.



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,

and I'm not sure about the former" Albert Einstein

Quantum physicist Kate McAlpine wrote and performed the “Large Hadron Rap,” one of the best songs about technology, explaining how does technology affect us and blurring the difference between science and technology. The video has been watched more than 8 million times.

When Unicorns Burned the Silicon Valley
image of top social media unicorns

Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed.

Reid Hoffman

(visual from Digi-Capital)

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