Having just viewed Sight, a film that “the increasingly blurry line between the digital and the material might play out in the sphere of human relationships” (instructors at the University of Edinburgh), my horror is not at the dystopian depiction of this couple’s date, but rather at my own desire to have all that cool technology despite how poorly the protagonist has used it!
See for yourself:
Clearly, I am not a technological determinist in my thinking. I believe that people are influenced very much by current technology and yet, we have the ability to think critically and make choices. We have free will.
I’m not much of a gamer, so the apps for dating don’t appeal, and for heaven’s sake I would much prefer to cut a cucumber without trying to gain points! But wow the rest of it looks so cool!!! Do I want a room with no furniture and art other than what is digitally viewed? No. Do I want to see that technology and use it when and where I think it would be good? YES! It’s really only awful if misused – as is all technology.