Sunday, February 5, 2012
This is a satirical comic about America's obsession with documenting their every thought, desire, and action on websites such as Facebook and Twitter. He is typing on his phone instead of driving, posting his complaints about how the oil drilling platforms ruins the scenic view. This scene is all too familiar to me. I often see drivers stalling at a traffic light when it is green, because they are playing with their phones. People have become too preoccupied with their electronics. They tend to put more important things (such as paying attention and driving) on the back burner. It's to the point that they feel the need to update their status immediately instead of waiting for a more opportune moment.
The message this comic conveys is more than just people's obsession with updating their status. Technology has taken over people's lives. I know kids who prefer to be on their laptops instead of going outside and physically interacting with actual humans.