In a brand new interview with Heavy Metal And Booze, ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Phil Labonte spoke how the explosion of wireless communication in the early twenty-first century, with humankind now almost entirely connected, has affected society.
"There have been people that have argued with me about the impact of the Internet," he said (see video below). "I think that the impact of the Internet wasn't felt strongly until the dawn of the smartphone. It was there, but you had to go to it; you weren't always connected. People are constantly connected to their cell phones, their smartphones. You would go on the Internet — you would go home and sit down behind your computer and get on the Internet. You don't get on the Internet anymore; you're on the Internet or you're not.
"So the real impact of the Internet is only now just starting to be felt," he continued. "Honestly, that's what I think. And then I think that what people like [Tesla CEO] Elon Musk are talking about — different ways to interface; Neuralink, the ability to use your brain to control the Internet or to access the Internet; biohacking and stuff like that — I think that's something that's closer than people realize.
"When people are no longer limited by that slow interaction, that slow interface, then I can see some really incredible things coming to the Internet," Labonte added. "So I think that we're just on the dawn of seeing the impact the Internet's gonna have. I don't think that we really can grasp it yet. I think there are people out there that might be able to grasp it, or there are people out there that can grasp it, but not everybody. Because grandma has only been on Facebook for four or five years. It's when everybody is always online — that's when you can say, 'All right. Let's see what the Internet can really do.' And right now, I think that it's just barely starting."
ALL THAT REMAINS's latest album, "Victim Of The New Disease", was released in November 2018 via Fearless in North America and Eleven Seven in Europe.
The band recently completed the North American "Disease Of The Anima" tour with co-headliner LACUNA COIL.