Two things. The first the burny of an effigy of a drone in Yemen. As referenced by James Bridle in his New Aesthetic presentations as an example of an active challenge to technological progress, one that you'd think we should be seeing more of given some of the moral implications that progress raises. I personally see the rise of drone use as a crossing of a line into a world where a single authority cab become Judge, Jury & Executioner with little regard for otherwise upheld initernational laws. The fact that the process is taking place via unmanned technology seems to have blinkered us from the reality/morality of it all in the name of efficency and effectiveness.
The second a notice regularly displayed at band of the moment 'Savages' concerts (reminds me of this thing about having to actively tell people to be good human beings these days). Again something you'd imagine we should be seeing more of, or started seeing long ago. A band playing to a room of held aloft devices is no more inspiring for the band than it is those in the audience who aren't just there to watch the gig played back as a recording later. Or to prove to those in their network that they were there, in that moment, but at the same time divorcing themselves from that moment through Facebook and Apple's combined march to own and share part of that moment themselves.
The reasoning for putting both together? I suppose an illustration of a pendulum taking effect, a swing in the other direction. A friend recently told me of an overheard bus conversation between Hackney school kids where they talked of thier being "no point owning a smart phone as they only attracted muggings", and questioned the value of living their lives within social media in regards a realisation that their privacy was being vialated to a worrying degree. I kind of hope that our new 'digital native' generation will continue to embrace confrontations like this and not just accept the behaviours we embrassed often purely out of novelty alone.