Louis C.K.: Smartphones Cover Existential Loneliness

Stand-up comedian Louis C. K. was on the late night show Conan, and he explains why he doesn’t want his kids to have smart phones. His incredible, nearly 5 minutes speech touches a range of related issues, from how we learn empathy to how we deal with existential loneliness.

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  1. Benjamin Robertson says:

    Yeah I thought this was really interesting too. I’m not that familiar with him as a comedian, but I thought his phrasing of the “forever-empty” was profound.

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