I must warn you, once you watch this little video, you won’t be able to un-watch it. It will be burned in your brain forever. Someone told me that ten seconds before I permanently scared myself by watching the trailer for The Human Centipede. I should have listened. This is similar to that, and since I had to watch it, it’s only appropriate that I subject you to it as well. If you live in North America, it will definitely mess with your head.
In the year 2040, jobs suck in a whole new way. This low-budget sci-fi mockumentary called Ghosts With Shit Jobs is supposed to be funny, in a creepy kind of way. It is an artistic interpretation of the future of the American economy, and how we will be living in years to come. Apparently, in about 30 years from now, our entire country will be nothing more than slums. China will be the world’s largest superpower, and North Americans (called “ghosts“), will only be able to get the shitty jobs that the wealthy people in Asia don’t want to do.
For example, you’ll see a woman with the job of being “human spam.” She just goes around dropping company names wherever she is. Other people are “digital janitors” who cover up company logos on the streets (for copyright reasons) for Google Street View. During this time, the only robotics jobs available in America will be the illegal production of refurbished babies. Baby makers pack those babies in boxes and ship them overseas for wealthy children in Asia to play with. It’s all about the economic collapse of the west.
The full version of this film will be available in about a month or so. The whole project cost $4,000 to create. I don’t think I’ll be watching the full-length version. This clip is about as much of this as I can stomach. It’s creative, artsy and thought-provoking though, and for that, I give it a thumbs up. You can learn more at Ghosts With Shit Jobs.