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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.

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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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!

Hope you enjoy the conversation and make sure to share it to inspire others!

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Ben Lee’s Website: www.ben-lee.com
Josh Radnor’s Museletters: joshradnor.instapage.com
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The Oldest Song In The World – A Sumerian Hymn Written 3500 Years Ago (Listen)

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Music is a very special gift that people from all around the world, from various cultures and from every socio-economic class, enjoy. Human beings have been creating and listening to music for thousands of years, it is almost an essential part of our being.

Music has the power to evoke powerful emotions, it can lift us out of a bad mood and put a smile on our face, give us the energy and encouragement we need to get that workout done and more. We connect over music, we make music together, we meditate and zone out to music, and we even ‘trip out’ to music. What would our lives be like without music? Most likely Rather dull , and it seems as though  the ancients felt the same way.

Below is a video of a hymn that is said to have been written thousands of years ago, it may even be the oldest song in the world. This version is played using computerized tones, but if you can, imagine it being played on stringed instruments. Either way, it still has a joyous and almost comical feel to it, check it out.

Is this something you could jam to? Or at least is this something you could imagine your greatest ancestors rocking out to? Regardless of how you feel about the song, it’s pretty awesome that we actually have the equivalent to sheet music that was turned into a potential soundtrack for the ancient times. Essentially, this gives us the ability to glimpse into the past, an opportunity we may not have otherwise received. Sometimes what is put into words isn’t as powerful to our senses as actually hearing the same song that our ancestors may have listened to.

Here’s A Little History

In 1972, after 15 years of research, Professor of Assyriology from the University of California, Anne Kilner, was able to transcribe one of the oldest known pieces of music notation in the world. The music was inscribed on clay tablets that contained signs of the “Hurrian” language. These tablets had been excavated in the early 1950’s from the Syrian city of ancient Ugarit – now known as Ras Sharma. One of the tablets contained both words and music and has now come to be known as the oldest preserved music notation in the world.

Kilmer was able to transcribe this piece of music into a modern music notation, other people have also attempted to transcribe this music and the interpretations tend to differ a little bit. The tablets date back to around 1400 B.C. The music is a hymn to the moon God’s wife, Nikal. The tablets also happened to contain instructions for a singer as well as a harpist and how to properly tune the harp.

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Black Mirror: An Exciting Sci-Fi Netflix Thriller Or A Dire Warning For Where Humanity Is Heading?

Popular series Black Mirror is a Sci-Fi thriller that gives us a glimpse into how technology can and will impact our lives in ways that are good, bad and down right dark. Is too much technology something to be wary of? Let’s take a look at Season 4 Episode 1.

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There is no doubt about it, our society is welcoming more and more technology into our lives, at an alarming rate. It has already taken over many aspects of our lives from communication, to shopping, to banking, to virtually all aspects of our lives. In many ways it’s great, we are advancing at a rapid pace and our lives are becoming more efficient, but does this come at a cost? In the popular sci-fi thriller series, “Black Mirror,” cautions are heeded in regards to how much of our lives we are giving up to technology and what the implications might be.

What Can We Learn From Black Mirror?

Each episode has a different cast, characters and story line, but all serve as a potential warning as to what the implications of accepting too much technology into our lives may do, and it’s definitely something to be wary of. Because the technology in our lives tends to roll out slowly, we generally accept it as it is, but at what point will we take a step back and question our actions?

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