Sunday, January 5, 2020
iPhone's "Slofies." I don't want to be here anymore.
Several times over the last few years, I've snarked on iPhone and their penchant for making commercials encouraging people to be totally self-absorbed douchenozzles and buy the latest update because it has a slightly better camera which will allow the owner to spend huge amounts of time lovingly editing self-portraits for "sharing."
I should have figured this was coming. Now you don't have to settle for taking selfies and hitting Image Editor for the next hour or so. In fact, still shots of yourself have suddenly become very retro, if not downright quaint. Get the iPhone XI and you can make "Slofies" (shoot me now, please) because it's definitely what everyone you know has been waiting for- slow-motion video of you staring at the Lucky To Know You or at least Follow you on Twitter recipient and otherwise doing absolutely nothing.
Because nobody is doing anything anyway. There are no books to read, essays to write, or jobs to do. There is no actual human interaction to be had. After all if there was, you would not have been spending all that time taking Selfies. So here's something else you can do all by yourself to kill whatever time you have left until this thing we used to call Life is over. And all you need is a $700 device the old-timers once used to make calls.
Let's wrap this up by appreciating how much the girl in this ad absolutely adores herself. Wow.