Emma Thompson: Twitter and Facebook Will Kill Us All

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Emma Thompson hates Twitter and Facebook — and is convinced social media will kill us all.

In a new Vanity Fair interview, the actress is asked whether she’ll ever tweet.

“Listen, I’d rather have root canal treatment FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE than join Twitter,” says Thompson. “That’s not my scene at all.”

She was far from done.

Thompson continues, “I can’t bear the thought of being connected all the time. God knows what it’s all doing to us. I hope that everyone does realize that we are all just one giant human experiment at the moment. We are just a great big bunch of little gerbils on wheels.”

“In about 25 years time, maybe, a sudden generation will just drop dead,” she warns. “Everyone will just die on the same day. And I’ll say, ‘Oh, what do these people have in common? Hang on.They were connected every day 24/7, you know!'”

The actress adds, “And no one knew what it was going to do to them. No one knew! Because we didn’t bother to find out. Because we’re stupid! We invent stuff, we just fling it out there, we let anyone use it.”

She laments, “A three-year-old could f*cking be on Twitter. A three-year-old! And then they go on and on and on about everything that there is. And get reviewed every day by Facebook. And then we will wonder why, at the age of 60, an entire generation chucks itself off a cliff like a bunch of lemmings.”

“Actually, that’s the most likely outcome, don’t you think? It’s like, ‘I can’t take this anymore!’ It’s the lemming generation, I’m telling you,” declares Thompson.

Well, then.

Does she ever Google herself, Vanity Fair wonders?

“Putting my head in the toilet and flushing it repeatedly would be a more cleansing experience,” she says.

What do you think about what Thompson has to say?

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