Wednesday, October 9, 2013
His next question for Google: "How Do I Start A Conversation With An Actual Human Being?"
I guess this commercial would be kind of cute except that
1. I wonder why this kid is being raised by an electronic box. When I needed advice, I knew I could ask friends, my parents and grandparents, a librarian, a teacher, or any number of other people in my life. At no point do we see this kid consult any human beings for help. In fact, the only evidence we see that this kid even HAS parents is a text from his mother and a quick shot of her gently putting away his security blanket----errr, cell phone.
2. If kids at this school are free to carry around their fully-connected devices from class to class, my guess is that this particular boy is worried over nothing, because nobody is listening to him.
3. Times certainly have changed. When I was a kid, cute girls didn't act like they wanted to jump boys just because they were smart and articulate. Damn it.
4. At the conclusion of this ad, the vicious cycle of the kid's life continues. He has another problem, so it's back to consulting the Google God That Knows All. Sorry, but this is pretty damned depressing.