Alex Jones undertakes a psychological experiment that proves dangerous in more than one sense. While the public is caught up in the hype and promotion of the new iPad, it is clear once again that technology has captured our humanity-- our worth has been caught up in baubles, and we are dangerously close to caring more about our gadgets than our family and neighbors.
With this in mind, Alex daringly "tortures" the new toy being pushed by corporate elite to control the masses. He attempts to find out-- or at least raise the question-- as to whether humanity will concern itself with more with the senseless destruction of a computer than it does with the torture and senseless killing of more than a million Iraqis (to put forward one example) along with countless others across the globe.
Did this video upset you?
If so, you are probably a dehumanized cword.
That being said, I was thinking about the dehumanization of people in our society and decided to give Alex's experiment another go.
Lets face it, videos of folks getting f**ked to death by horses go viral, and most couldn't care less.
Viewers aren't phased by that, nor do most care when a prisoner in Guantanomo is forced to endure all
kinds of heinous torture, such as a lengthy stint standing naked over their own piss and shit.
It appears citizens took an interest when it was trendy to care.
And the Wikileaks Collateral Murder Footage
of troops gunning down civilians doesn't produce much outrage.
...Society is accustomed to these incidents as if reality is a simulated video game.What are your thoughts on this subject?
Has "technology captured our humanity"?
Is the age of information dehumanizing our reality?