Although a simulation (Discovery makes a point to alert you frequently that this is NOT real), it does make a good point about how social media plays a huge role in our everyday lives. Keeping us connected and sharing information during good times and bad is huge. People who are not connected in these ways lose out on so many things on a daily basis. Those of us who engage online with colleagues daily understand this easily, but in the case of something like a pandemic, terrorist attack or other tragic events, those who are not connected are at a huge disadvantage.
Creepy and brilliant at the same time, on the part of The Discovery Channel as a promo for their new show, The Colony which will debut on July 27.