I felt that this video gives a unique presentation and takes on the issue of technology. Its visual depiction of daily life without voiceover allows the viewers to make their own interpretations and opinions. I love that it blends in the features of technology and its possible impacts on our behaviour and actions.
Here are my two unique interpretation of events shown in the short video:
As the man was walking down the street, he was almost hit by the driverless car. This got me thinking of its possible ethical implications. In the event of the accident, who is to be held accountable? Would it be the technological company that invented the car or the driver on the front wheel? If the driver had no autonomy on the steering wheel, would it be fair and just for the technological companies or even the software engineers to be charged for the offence? I think that such situations are complex and would require the creation of new code of laws and legislative framework to decide on the relevant punishment.
When the man donated some money to Santa Claus, it made me wonder why this meant. Then we are transported to Santa Claus’ workshop, which seems like a flailing business. Perhaps youths nowadays are engrossed in their technology and virtual world such that they abandon traditional and meaningful activities. They no longer love to write letters to Santa Claus and this puts Santa Claus out of “job”. I think this depicts a much bigger problem. Youths and teenagers are so engrossed in media and technological use such that they abandon other meaningful aspects of life. The usage time has led them to abandon other activities that enriches their lives in diverse ways too.