"Technology changes all the time; human nature, hardly ever"Evgeny Morozov
How does technology affect us? The drama of social media addiction is unfolding as Silicon Valley unicorns' greediness poses blazing threats to humanity
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.
All visuals were selected, edited, animated and colored by SpareTag.com to form the following sequences of our original 90-second-short video:
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.
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.
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.
Morozov's starting point
is the belief, promoted
by world leaders, that
technology has been an
essential tool to enhance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed.
(visual from Digi-Capital)