Imagine: Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un sing together “Imagine” by John Lennon. Sounds laughable. But would not that be a joke that changes the world?
Do we want to be a bit naive together? Let’s say, for the length of this text, the video he’s about, and for so many ideas of a better humanity, how do you do until reality catches up with you.
Let’s get started.
You know “Imagine,” John Lennon’s wonderful serving suggestion for a liveable world. In the net, a video goes around. It shows Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Theresa May, Kim Jong Un and a few other power figures. And they sing together “Imagine”.
Imagine there’s no countries
It is not hard to do
Nothing to kill or the for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
In “… And no religion, too”, the film features Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hassan Rohani, the president of Iran. When two sing together, it’s easy to imagine they’re serious about their words. We know this from pop duets in which stars, who in reality hardly know each other, swear eternal love for each other.
For some, this may be reminiscent of commercials from supermarket chains or mobile phone manufacturers. These advertisement films where you reluctantly get goose bumps and wet eyes and feel a little used. And of course the choir of the “Imagine” politicians is not real. These are computer-manipulated images in a video intended to attract attention to a company called Canny AI. At the moment, there is little more to the company’s website than the information that they want to change the way people create content.
Source: Der Spiegel