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"We're a generation of idiots, smartphones and dumb people."

How is it that so many of us have hundreds of Facebook friends but still find ourselves lonely?

That’s the question asked by British writer and director Gary Turk in a new video that’s going viral.

The spoken word video, which has over 36 million views already on YouTube, reflects on our obsession with finding new, techy ways to connect with one another at the expense of our real-life relationships — and makes a compelling argument for switching off social media every now and then and looking up.

(Of course, the ironic thing here is that watching the video is making people do the opposite.)

Take a look here:

Do you think we’re trading social media for real-life friendships?