For those of us who wake up and sleep to the buzz of our smartphones, this might be a good time to put things on a shush mode. The anxiety around technology addiction is real, and the sooner we look into it, the better. It’s topics like these and more that get tackled in a new documentary series called Follow This.
A group of reporters from Buzzfeed embark on a mission to find out the extent to which technology has permeated our lives in these episodes. For instance, did you know, an average human being spends more than 3 hours just working the smartphone every day? Or that India is among the top 5 nations with the most number of cosmetic surgeries performed? And that there are actual talent management agencies that cater to Instagram superstars in the age group of 12-16? Technology offers both the ailment and the cure, as we learn in various episodes, as one comes across a rehab centre for phone addicts which charges a sharp $30k for a month-long detox session. It’s both bone-chilling and eye-opening in its portrayal of how technology has become an all-encompassing beast, that if not tamed will certainly take over life as we know it.
Title: Follow This
Synopsis: A two season documentary series, comprising seven episodes of 20-minutes each, chronicling the addictions, afflictions, lifestyles and entertainment routines that dictate life in the digital age