Are we happier as a human race, is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology?


We shop at home, we surf the web… at the same time we feel emptier, lonelier, and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history. We’re becoming a synthesized society in a great big hurry to get to the next.


I think it’s because we’re looking for the meaning…. Well, what is the meaning? We have mindless jobs. We take frantic vacations. Deficit finance trips to the mall to buy more things that we think are going to fill these holes in our lives. I mean, is it any wonder that we lost our sense of direction?


Elokuvasta Contact (1997)