The selfie has made it cool to look like a loser. Let’s be honest, if you saw someone taking a picture of themselves, by themselves, 8 years ago you would have thought– wtf, do they not have any friends?
Today, you see someone snap a selfie and you hardly bat a lash, let alone accuse him or her of being a loner. After all, you’re likely guilty of taking plenty of selfies too… and you might even own a selfie stick.
The shameless practice of taking selfies is now getting an upgrade thanks to a selfie stick disguised as a hand. Artists Justin Crowe and Aric Snee are behind this odd, but awesome invention. Their selfie stick won’t actually give you any new friends but it will make you look like you have some!
The selfie stick shaped like a hand is made to solve a rather pressing problem in modern society. “Nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves.”
Everyone watching you take a selfie will still see the same thing, you… alone, but anyone who views your photos will think you have a new BFF in your life. (Unless they have the same selfie stick disguised as an arm!)
The project was created as “a direct commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic Internet validation.”
The only issue is that it might be a little awkward to carry a big prosthetic arm around in your backpack or purse… oh the things we do for vanity!