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View Poll Results: Do you own a smartphone?
Yes, an Android one 22 55.00%
Yes, an iPhone 6 15.00%
Yes, something else 2 5.00%
I don't own a smartphone 10 25.00%
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Old 2013-09-15, 17:27
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I bought myself my first smartphone a month ago, a Samsung Trend. I do strongly recommend it for people who don't want to pay too much. It's decently fast, decent camera and light souce flash. Good battery and a modern android version. Only shortcoming I've found is that the GPS is very slow, almost useless. I can't see how the competitive brands can survive when Samsung can give all this for like a hundread bucks or so.


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This is work of higher intelligences, who take other, esoteric and psychological sciences into account than we are normally used to even consider, numerology being one of them, because everything for them is ritualistic and everything is meant for a deep programming of our psychological state. One day witchcraft and science will collide.
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Old 2013-11-04, 16:39
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There should be another option: "Yes, a shitty one".
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Old 2013-11-04, 19:17
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Old 2013-11-06, 13:28
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Nokia phones will still be working after the apocalypse.
Meanwhile, smart phones will be used as currency. Some still light up if your lucky.
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wow, so true. i too feel like everyone around me are dumb zombies and i'm the only one who's "awake".


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This is work of higher intelligences, who take other, esoteric and psychological sciences into account than we are normally used to even consider, numerology being one of them, because everything for them is ritualistic and everything is meant for a deep programming of our psychological state. One day witchcraft and science will collide.
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Moby is certainly an artist of vision, who's been in the scene for a few decades already, and if he had the idea for this videoclip and song (which btw has been very well received by the general audience), obviously it is you who is being 14-ish by not grasping the concept.
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Love that clip. It feels like the music to go along with it just got in the way. But the animation/concept is awesome.
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Old 2016-11-18, 17:55
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Personally I must side with Reek on this one, while the execution is awesome and the music cool, I can't say I'm convinced by the message
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Old 2016-11-18, 18:58
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I'm so bored with the "smartphones have ruined everything" attitude. Almost as grating as anything anyone claims "Millennials" are doing.
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Personally I must side with Reek on this one, while the execution is awesome and the music cool, I can't say I'm convinced by the message
I think it's just exagerated on purpose to make points clearer.
It doesn't mean to say everyone is like that all the time.

Neither is the message to make you feel special and think everyone else are dopes.

It's just a friendly reminder of way things are going, the behaviours shown are real and can be witnessed anywhere, and that can happen to anyone, more times to some than to others. It keeps you more alert of the bad things one can do with a smartphone. Yeah, I have a smartphone and think they're awesome bits of technology. Like any technology can be.

Many of the symbolic messages shown in the clip are relatable. Like that scene where everyone is giving likes and smiley faces when they are in fact sad and bored, it's plain accurate. Smartphones themselves are not the problem (have never been), rather they are just the medium by which people can do the other things which are bad and the pocket mobility of smartphones simply makes it so convenient and easy to fall in this trap-like behaviour at any given time, during many times a day, without even noticing, it's just automatic. It just entices traits in human nature which always existed but now are ever easier to show it's face in broad daylight.

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(...) Most if not all the things we describe as addictive are. And the scary thing is, the process that created them is accelerating.

We wouldn't want to stop it. It's the same process that cures diseases: technological progress. Technological progress means making things do more of what we want. When the thing we want is something we want to want, we consider technological progress good. If some new technique makes solar cells x% more efficient, that seems strictly better. When progress concentrates something we don't want to want—when it transforms opium into heroin—it seems bad. But it's the same process at work.

No one doubts this process is accelerating, which means increasing numbers of things we like will be transformed into things we like too much.
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Gee people, it's not as if that clip is running for president and you should decide whether you support its political agenda. It's just satire. Like Kiddo said, that behavior can be witnessed anywhere and everyone is at some degree guilty of it. That kid who's "normal" is just there as a point of reference.
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like mia said, the whole "smartphones are ruining society" shit is so widespread, by now it's obvious that people are just jumping on this bandwagon for internet points. these people are basically guilty of the exact behaviour of the people parodied in these videos.


also, chaosfish: i don't feel like i'm "guilty" of anything. i like having a smartphone, i think smartphones are awesome and i don't find it that hard to use them moderately and without it having an averse effect on the frequency/quality of my social interactions. and yeah, sometimes i prefer using my smartphone than making pointless small talk or just staring into space. believe it or not, we're not committing a sin each and every time we look at a screen ffs.

and if you're wondering why the negative reactions - you can't possibly tell me that you don't see how condescending and pretentious these videos are? a video where everyone other than the main character is drawn as braindead morons?
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It just entices traits in human nature which always existed but now are ever easier to show it's face in broad daylight.
I can totally roll with that, but I'm afraid that's not the point of the video. If what you said is the case, smartphones are extremely useful tools to diagnose psychic illnesses, and the world is definetely a better place with them.
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But I don't think that's the point of the video
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