This post is part of Hard refresher, a calming weekly column trying to clear your brain of whatever horrible you’ve just seen on Twitter.
Depending on the day, technology can feel like the greatest blessing or curse in the world.
At best, laptops, phones, and tablets help people reach out to loved ones, hold work meetings from home, and enjoy great content like the “thank you next” music video. But connected devices also result in the consumption of unsettling messages and wasted hours of scrolling through social media. It’s a real love / hate relationship.
This year alone, there have been countless times I’ve tried to flush my phone straight into the toilet or catapult my laptop into a lake. Of course, I can’t because I have stored important things on them and technology is incredibly expensive.
People have been destroying technology for years to gain YouTube views, arouse online anger, or just satisfy their own curiosity, but my newfound method of catharsis came from a recent episode of. inspired Younger.
During one scene in the season three episode “The Marshmallow Experiment,” an Apple laptop (that belonged to a character’s dead ex-boyfriend) is sent down a rolling conveyor belt slide and thrown into a swimming pool. It was a bold, confusing, and dramatic move, sure. But it was beautiful and I felt alive when I saw it.
Look at the baby! Watching a laptop that looks exactly like mine, soaked in water, opened, emitted some bubbles, and gently sank to my death gave me second hand serenity.
I mean, who of us hasn’t wished we could send our laptop to a similar watery grave?
There is no way I recommend destroying your own, but what does the harm in living vicariously with other people destroying theirs? No existential crisis or bag of rice required.
if Younger gave me a taste of tech destruction, i was hooked. I started looking into the wonderfully edgy (but undeniably wasteful) world of devastating technology, and I can tell you it is extensive.
There are videos of all kinds of tech deaths – people setting laptops on fire, smashing them with sledgehammers, running cars over them, and throwing them out the windows. And if iPhone demolition is your thing People threw away the mobile devices in buckets of water, blender, microwave, toothpaste, slime, and even lava for over a decade.
A huge library of videos on the subject of technology extinction is available to you on the same devices that you hate so much. So, you can enjoy a bit of everything, or identify your most satisfying takedown tool, search for it, and get started.
As tech companies work to make their devices indestructible, future phone and laptop screens could become harder to crack and more water-resistant. But it seems these improvements can’t keep up GizmoSlip.
The YouTube channel, with more than three million subscribers, takes engineering durability tests to the next level, performs next level drop tests, sets up bear traps to crush devices, and other awesome stunts. GizmoSlip host Brandon Baldwin wraps gadgets in everything from watermelons and blocks of ice Flarp putty and huge sushi rolls. He drops bowling balls, crashes screens with yo-yos and even covers equipment in massive Jolly Ranchers.
It’s hilarious and exciting, and sometimes when technology and the online world do you wrong, it’s just the kind of content you need to see to refresh and reinvigorate your relationship with your screens.
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