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iDiots: short film highlights our over-reliance on technology

A visual effects studio has taken a thoughtful look into our culture’s reliance on our smartphones, as represented by adorable robot iDiots.

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A thoughtful look at our reliance on devices

Big Lazy Robot is a visual effects studio based in Barcelona, Spain, and is grabbing attention with a newly created video that illustrates our addiction to technology, particularly our devices.

The “i-Diots” short film is four quick minutes that pokes fun at some of the useless apps we pay money for, how reliant we are on our smartphones, and makes us reflect on the fact that in some ways, while technology makes us smarter, it also dumbs us down as we sit in line every year to spend hundreds of dollars on iterations of products we already own.

What is most striking is that the film highlights the robots failing to communicate unless they do so with their smartphones, a sad state of affairs that the video forces us to take a look at.

This holiday season, stop to consider if you are using your technologies to improve your life, or like the adorable robots, are you so reliant upon it that you cannot exist without it?

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  1. Dan Perez

    November 29, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Ha! Couldn’t agree more 🙂

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