When technology is too much
-This video is structured around two main narrative voices and a character illustrating what the voice-over says while the singer often merely reports what's just been said.
-The setting is a Christian home and church. so this particular context is particularly meaningful. We can notice on various occasions that the main character is addicted to high-tech products, mostly smartphones.
He is shown as a family man unable to interact with his wife, except through texting.
He is also shown as a church-goer incapable of attending worship without all his phones vibrating all the time, making him look like he's full of the holy spirit.
Finally he is depicted as a computer guru who's life has become extremely complicated instead of having been simplified.
Basically, this video means that high tehnology has become a religion for many people, even christians who are not supposed to be materialistic.
Then, in a christian lifestyle, quite a few church-goers and believers tend to focus more on materialistic issues than on spiritual ones.
We can add that technology reigns supreme for many people who revere it as a God enlightening his followers.
The question is, is this real progress for humanity?
When technology is missing
- Two people are stuck on an escalator in a place that seems literally empty. The man looks annoyed. He might be an office worker walking to his job.
The woman claims that she's already late, so for her this is the last straw.
At one point, she's about to cru and asks for a phone and yells for help.
In short, the two of them look helpless.
- We can relate this situation to a fairly common one: getting stuck on an elevator.
The difference is, however, that in this situation there is no reason whatsover to panic.
The video points out the reliance of human beings on technology.
If it goes missing, it is as if a crutch had been taken away, so these two people cannot walk up the escalator, which would be the normal thing to do. We could think that technological progress makes humans lazy or at less prone to take iniciatives.