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This Funny Video Shows Us Some Truth When It Comes To Technology

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The very talented team at Big Lazy Robot VFX has been behind the visual effects used in a number of commercials that we all have recently seen, for companies such as Absolut, Audi and Phillips. As a side project the team recently released a comical short film that that once again showcases their VFX skills as well as sheds a little light on the repetitive cycle that we seem to love to buy into. Even though in the description included with the video on YouTube, the team states “Don’t take the message too seriously,” there definitely still is an underlying message that is worth checking out.

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As an owner of an Iphone myself for well over 5 years now, I couldn’t help but laugh at several points throughout the video. Even though I’ve never been one to line-up and get my hands on the newest model (still the proud owner of a very old 4) I can definitely relate to the out of nowhere troubles that older models eventually seem to fall upon. Troubles that always manage to be in line with the release of their newest model -and in many cases are caused by accepting a suggested update.

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Apple certainly isn’t the only company to potentially employ such an experience for its users. In many things in life we’ve gotten used to there consistently being developments, that as wonderful as they are, are almost always only available at a premium and usually result in a general neglect for older models. (I briefly wrote about this in another article, which you can check out by clicking HERE)

Another part that really stood out in this video was how effectively the robots showed how connected, yet disconnected technology can make us as a human race. Yes, devices such as the Iphone allow us to connect to people all over the world faster than ever before, but they also have a tendency to disconnect us from the people that are right in front of us. As much as several of the robots were interacting with one another through their device, they never took the time to put down the phone and realize that they were all in the same room to begin with. Whether this part of the video was intentional or not, we can all use this as a reminder to ensure that we keep a fair balance in our lives. Nobody is suggesting that we completely dispose of technology or social media, I know that I certainly won’t, but instead to ensure that we don’t let it trick us into feeling that it is the only form of connection we need. (Find out how Facebook and other social media sites could actually be making us more lonely by clicking HERE)

The final point worth considering is the importance of making informed decisions. Even though the technological issues experienced by the robots were shown in a very “Big Brotheresque” unavoidable doom, the truth is with some simple awareness a lot of potential complications can be avoided. Unlike my previous Iphone 3, I’ve managed to prolong the life of my 4 by fully looking into any and all updates before I choose to install or skip them. It’s amazing how much information you can quickly gather from public forums to see whether the update created any issues for those who decided to jump the gun on the install. The more informed you are, the more likely you are to take better care of your phone, extending its life and avoiding the need for you to become another “robot” in line for the newest model. This of course is assuming that you can avoid the lure of all of the heavily advertised new bells and whistles that it features… but that’s a whole other discussion.

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Our Discussion About Dr. Fauci Telling People To Wear Goggles To Protect Against COVID-19

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Joe, Ruby and I recently sat down for our weekly show, “The Takeaway” to discuss Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent recommendation that all people should be wearing goggles as well as a mask in order to protect themselves against COVID-19. As most of you reading this will know, mask mandates in public settings have caused quite a controversy, especially in Canada and in the United States. Well known and reputable doctors and scientists seem to be the catalyst, having brought a lot of attention to themselves by sharing their expert opinions and research. Today, however, we are living in a very different environment as information that contradicts what’s told to us by our federal health regulatory agencies is now deleted, blocked, and censored from social media platforms and Google searchers.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, based on what I have been seeing and from our own experience here at Collective Evolution, we are living in a time where a digital authoritarian Orwellian fact-checker is patrolling the internet and censoring information, deeming it as “false” when in many cases, the information doesn’t appear to be false at all. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of “fake news” out there, but should people not have the right to examine information and determine for themselves what is, and what isn’t instead of having someone else do it for them?

In the episode below we share our opinions and talk about where we see things going within the next few months. It’s a two part episode, in the second part we talk about an interesting document within the CIA’s electronic reading dealing with the affect human intention can have on physical material systems. If you’re interested in that, you can access it on CETV, here.  CETV is a platform we created to combat the censorship we are currently experiencing, as many  of you probably already know of by now.

Related CE Articles About Wearing A Mask:

Study Finds That Cloth Masks Can Increase Healthcare Workers Risk of Infection

Social Media Giants Remove Viral Video of Doctors Talking About Coronavirus, Masks & Treatment

Harvard Doctors Examine Whether or Not Masks Can Provide Any Protection From Infection

Are Mandatory Masks A Precursor To A Mandatory Coronavirus Vaccine? 

 

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Woody Harrelson Shares A Powerful Video: ‘Thoughts From Within’ He Calls It

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Woody Harrelson shares some spoken word with a deep message.

  • Reflect On:

    How do you view our current world? Does it truly resonate with you? Is it something you want to support? If you could put your energy into a world of thriving abundance, would you? Then why so much energy into the way things are?

I sit here today having been reminded of a Woody Harrelson video after watching a movie he acted in. I recalled the first time I saw this video. It was one of the first realizations I had, about 9 years ago, that many celebrities also go through life with trials and tribulations of the average person. Perhaps not in all ways, but certainly in many. This is an obvious thought of course, but sometimes not all that common.

When I saw this video, I remember thinking, wow, I love what he is sharing, and coming from his place of influence this truly has a powerful message. This is an awesome video made by Woody Harrelson sharing some powerful thoughts from within.

In the video Woddy lays out a spoken word masterpiece that touches on all of the main aspects of our current society. If you truly take the time to listen, there is much to reflect on. And of course, there is an inspiring side of it all too.

This one is a bit of a throw back, but it’s a good one. Enjoy it!

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Josh Radnor From How I Met Your Mother Just Started A Conscious Band with Ben Lee

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You might be here because you are a fan of the hit TV show, How I Met Your Mother, or maybe you have fond memories of blasting “Catch My Disease” in your car on a hot summer day. Whatever the reason may be, you are about to discover a lesser-known side to actor-writer-director Josh Radnor and Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee—who now form the musical duo Radnor & Lee.

In this very first episode of Uplifted Life’s new Redefining Success Podcast, Kosta Stoyanoff and I had the privilege of having a conversation with both of them over Skype only a few days before they left for their Brazil tour. We talked about their new musical venture, the effects of having achieved success and fame at a young age, what true success ought to be, spirituality, meditation, self-development and more! Playing the hosts was definitely out of our comfort zones, but we are glad we did it and were able to extract some valuable insights from these two amazing human beings.

There is a rumor circulating that they are a religious born again band because they don’t shy away from using words like word God in their lyrics. The truth is that they do not subscribe to any particular label and are simply fascinated by life’s bigger questions. In our 30-minute conversation with them, we found them to be incredibly grounded, intelligent and wise individuals who simply strive to get back to the basics of what really matters in life and care about becoming the best and most compassionate version of themselves. It was awesome to chat with two public figures who choose to use their influence to spread a positive and conscious message through their art!

Our intention with the Redefining Success Podcast is to collect gems of wisdom from individuals who see beyond our culture’s materialistic idea of success and have discovered a more fulfilling, whole and healthy view of what it means to lead a truly successful life. We believe that doing our part in helping rewrite the cultural story surrounding success can inspire a positive change in how we lead our lives—from our relationships to the way we do business.

Like Uplifted Life for more uplifting content and stay tuned for more episodes!

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Ben Lee’s Website: www.ben-lee.com
Josh Radnor’s Museletters: joshradnor.instapage.com
Like Radnor & Lee on Facebook: fb.com/radnorandlee
Listen to Radnor & Lee on Itunes and Spotify

 

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