The New Digital Divide
You need to see “Noah” right now (Careful! Some scenes NSFW): a brilliant, insightful take on the contradictory, dualistic nature of modern communication. Within the last two decades, the internet and its peripheral technologies have grown exponentially. With only a few clicks of a mouse (or swipes of a smartphone screen), we have virtual, instantaneous access to almost every human being on the planet. We tweet, Vine, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook our lives away.
Our social circles are tucked snugly into our bags and back pockets, providing an ever-present sense of community. And yet, while perpetually within arm’s reach, this false security blanket of intangible companionship has its dangers.
It's Friday. Put away that smartphone, get out of the house, and spend some time with someone special tonight.