Did you know the average person spends four years of his life looking down at his cell phone?
That’s how activist/rapper Richard Williams, better known as Prince Ea, begins his public service announcement-slash-spoken word poem, “Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?"
The piece is a powerful call to end what he calls the “digital insanity” that has taken over our global society. Technology, he argues, has made us more selfish and separate than ever.
We’ve lost the ability to interact with one another on a meaningful level; to experience things on a meaningful level.
Aside from being beautifully written, Prince Ea’s piece is convincing. This video, if nothing else, will make you think. While it’s a bit ironic that the only way he can communicate his anti-digital message is via a viral video, it goes to show just how right he is.
Prince Ea says you can “take control, or be controlled.” It’s your choice.
After watching this video, you’ll agree it’s a fairly simple choice to make: In the end, it’s a decision to live life to the fullest, or to not.