Have you ever considered going offline? It’s a terrifying thought isn’t it. Being online is something most of us take for granted. But what happens when something goes wrong? This is the theme of a new short film “Life on Trial” by one of the Internet’s largest carriers.
“We used to connect to the Internet – now we’re just online”, says Brendan Ives, CEO of TeliaSonera International Carrier. “People growing up today know nothing else. It’s just part of life.
The film, takes a light-hearted look at the extreme consequences of our online dependency – a murder trial. “It’s a humorous film, but a serious issue”, says Brendan Ives. “The more people rely on the Internet, the more is at stake. What happens when things go wrong?”
The film was directed by award winning director Tim Hamilton. “I thought the premise was funny, smart and timely”, says Hamilton. “All of us can relate to the blurring of the lines between online life and real life and I thought this was a funny way to comment on it.”