You’ve got to hand it to Elijah Wood for just plain old dramatic tension, folks–the man’s convinced that, someday, our gadgets will destroy humanity.
Here’s what he had to say about the Blackberry Uprising:
‘It’s madness. If it gets out of control and if it’s used for the wrong reasons or if it takes us away from our own humanity, then maybe that will be our downfall.”
Okay, so you’d think that a guy who genuinely believed this might well choose to set an example for the rest of us and toss out his own hardware first, right? Well, sadly, you’d be very muchly wrong. The hobbit’s got a cell phone and a Blackberry, which he keeps on him at all times. He even cites his iPod as the reason he got into DJing. Though give him credit, he does keep them out of sight and out of use during restaurant meals and at movie theatres.
So maybe it’s not quite as dire as he predicted. But I guess if your iPod ever announces it wants to take over the world, maybe you’d better take it seriously…