Starting around the 80s, even though movies like Big show people just awkwardly sitting at their desks without computers, the dependency on machinery to essentially do one’s work for them began its prevalence. With the increased advancement in technology (resulting in a combination thank you/fuck you to Steve Jobs), the availability of the computer became evermore normal. Expected.
But with this normalcy another problem was begat: that of the human fusion into a computer. So attached to the screen has the face become (largely from feigning work and intent online impulse purchases to quell boredom and tell yourself you’re not making money just to be frugal) that it’s difficult to separate where the visage ends and the computer begins. But at least it’s helping us all get one step closer to total emotionlessness, making work feel like nothing at all rather than a constant dull pain.