Tin robots and iDiot phones give an adorable reality check in this short film

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This great short film looks at the humor and ridiculousness of our smart phone obsession and perpetual upgrading. (And it's a perfect film to watch before all the Black Friday nonsense begins.)

It's the little robot giggles that get me. Like a robotic version of Sheldon Cooper's laugh. Raise your hand if you see yourself in their little wiggles of amusement. And don't be too embarrassed to raise your hand. Big Lazy Robots, the creators behind the film say, "Don’t take the message too seriously. This is a promo video we’ve done to laugh at ourselves. We all have an i-diot inside, and it’s so fun!"

Of course I see this only a couple days after I upgraded my 3-year-old iPhone (that I'm now convinced some giant robot made crash as it walked by, just to force an upgrade). Ah well... maybe I'll watch this next time I have a hankering to upgrade again. As long as the iDiot inside is acknowledged and pushed aside to minimize unnecessary upgrades, we can all enjoy some cat photos and give little dances of delight when we get a "Like" on an Instagram photo.

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