One astonishing picture of Hillary Clinton shows who and what we've become – CNET
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.
Dear famous person,
If we want to be seen with you, we’ll turn our backs on you.
Please don’t be offended.
It’s just that your fame isn’t enough for us anymore.
We need to attach ourselves to your fame, so that we can post the resulting picture to Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat.
That way, we achieve our own sort of mini-fame. Which could be the maximal fame we ever attain.
Please forgive me for this missive to the stars.
There’s a reason: this astounding picture posted on Sunday to Twitter by Hillary For America design lead Victor Ng. He credited the shot to the photographer currently working on the Clinton campaign, Barbara Kinney.
As Hillary Clinton stands on a podium and waves, not one of the throng in front of her seems to be facing her.
Instead, everyone has turned their backs and raised their phones in order to get a little of themselves — perhaps just their hair or their upper forehead — into the shot.
Ng offered this caption: “2016, ya’ll.”
One can surely forgive him for misplacing his apostrophe, as he gazed upon this human catastrophe.
Increasingly we prefer to be seen with each other, instead of looking at each other.
We live not to be there, but to be seen to be there.
So, dear famous person, please understand that it’s all a show now. All of it.
This might be especially worth remembering should you be taking part in some sort of debate in the near future.