Warning: Megatron Does Not Approve of Selfies

I’m siding with Megatron on this one. I mean, what’s the point?

“When will you learn that your status updates mean zero-to-nothing to anyone, ever? It doesn’t matter which social network you post it on—worthless! Use your mind, create new memories, interact, don’t just add it to a library of forgotten photographs! Ugh, how disappointing your generation is.”

Nicely put, you giant robot. If you ask me, it’s borderline rude to snap selfies when you have such magnificent piece of costume machinery standing in front of you. There are so many cool things you can do, and you decide to waste the time and snap a selfie while turning your back to the incredibly detailed robot standing in front of you and talking to you? Of course he wouldn’t approve!

For those who haven’t seen the movie, Megatron is the main villain in the Transformers movie franchise. These videos were recorded at Universal Studios in Hollywood, where they offer photo opportunities with the bad guy. It is not something you see every day. This amount of detail in a performer costume is something quite rare.

megatron doesn't like selfies

I’m glad that Megatron here was quite open and direct about this matter, and I fully support him. Smartphones come with quite powerful cameras. Almost every person on this planet owns one. But instead of being creative and flooding the Internet with pictures that inspire, entertain, or amuse people, we flood it with selfies.

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One response to “Warning: Megatron Does Not Approve of Selfies”

  1. Ben Simon says:

    OK, I’ll bite — why can’t a selfie “inspire, entertain, or amuse?”

    > you decide to waste the time and snap a selfie while turning your back to the incredibly detailed robot standing in front of you and talking to you?

    Is turning your back any less rude than taking any other kind of photo? In all cases, you’re focusing on making the image and not interacting with the subject.

    > Use your mind, create new memories, interact, don’t just add it to a library of forgotten photographs! Ugh, how disappointing your generation is.”

    Get back to me in 10, 20 or 30 years when your kids are reviewing the archive of your facebook feed. Then tell me how much of a waste they are. The snapshots (you know, the kind that look retro because they *are*) I have of my grandparents are certainly precious to me even though they may be a waste to you.

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