The Magic of Technology

The Magic of Technology


MAN: Hi, darling. Hi, Grandpa. – Are you ready?
– Yes. VOICE-OVER:
This is a story about magic. ‘A green rolling hill,
and a giant…’ BOTH: ‘..named Bill.’ But magic isn’t real, right? It’s a story we tell our kids,
a story we all leave behind. In adulthood, we change our mind
’cause magic’s way too hard to find. And to that fact,
we’re all resigned. But maybe it’s all around us. Maybe it’s magic
of a different kind. What if I told you I could put you
in two towns at once? Then would you believe in magic? Or what if I said I could
breathe life into machines? Then would you believe? What if I could ease your mind? What if I could make you smile
when you don’t want to? What if I could take you high up,
push you farther? What if I could promise you
the world? Then would you believe in magic? Or what if I said
I could help you save a life? Then would you believe? See? We live in a magical world. We never have to wake
from our dreams, our restless minds now free
to wonder at the wonder of technology,
at the magic we’ve created. Possibilities are like stars now – infinite constellations
fuelled by pure imagination leading to one destination –
to you, to thrive.

100 thoughts on “The Magic of Technology

  1. Please show some respect and refer to him as "The late Sir Arthur C. Clarke". Absolutely disgraceful behaviour in the shadow of a recently deceased legend.

  2. I only disliked this vdeo because I've seen it as an ad now about 150 times.
    It gets old. Really old.
    Maybe with enough dislikes they'll catch on :

  3. complete trash…plz go fuck urself telstra!!!!fuck you and ur whole fucking fmaily
    fuck the whoever made this….shittest ad ever!!! piss of and go fuck urself

  4. There's always some prick on here who has to make a political point and guess what we dont care. This ad is fantastic.

  5. "The Magic of Technology" but none of you idiots can even get something as basic as voice mail right. This is the standard Australian solution:

    "You……have……1…….message……from……0……4….1….2…..3…..4…..5…..6……7……8…..received…..on…….the……first……of…..January….at……0…..6……5…..2……AM….."….. I mean who the fuck wants to sit through a robotic voice spelling this out to you to get a voice mail?? Play the message, and give the user the details AFTERWARDS.

    User Experience is fucking non-existent for these companies.

  6. telstra uses black magic, instead of a genie or a spell book, they conjure Satan and make you sign deals for your soul, they will set a price on a bundle and tell you local calls are free… But thanks to telstra magic it wasn't included, iv had some amazing telstra magic happen to me before. Like getting double billed (more then once), slow internet or payments not going through many a time, try telling that to telstras magical elves that DON'T EVEN SPEAK FUCKING ENGLISH! and why do we pay so much? i mean americans, koreans, russians and english people pay way less for far better internet. For the love of god telstra get better please.

  7. All these Telstra haters on here… fuck off. Its a great advert with fantastic backing track, you sad bastards stop whinging about your service/bill and MOVE to another provider then.

  8. Great creative advert, it's a sham that they don't put the same effort into getting the network to really work then this bullshit.

  9. biggest load of buzz word horse shit ive seen in a while. literally my most hated ad.

    that douchebag doing slam poetry in the background isnt fooling anyone over

  10. Every time I watch videos on computer circuits I cringe at those men playing with their pieces of metal as if they understood what they were doing. Technology is in our own minds. It is strictly vinculated with death and the Abyss. Behold how far we've advanced in technology since the 80's. That's because, by the time it became available, the more we sinned, the more it evolves in our mind. A computer only needs a screen and speakers. The CPU is just metal and sand.

  11. The line "What if I can make you smile even when you don't want to?" really pisses me off for some reason. This ad is just so off-putting with how it wants to be sentimental and inspirational that it comes off as unbearably pretentious.

  12. It would be magic if the call centres were here, in Australia, speaking Australian, for Australian customers. Australian? What a lie. We got sold out. Milk us dry till there’s no more…. no wait, the smiling refugee will be next to feed the greed machine…. The lie, machine.

  13. DO NOT SIGN UP WITH TELSTRA they are the most expensive and will rip you off as often as they can. 10 year loyal customer means nothing to them. I was loyal for 10 years not through choice.

  14. Phil Wilcox voiced this, a poetry slam winner, you may not think he is much by that title but honestly came to my school today and spoke and mesmerised everyone with his words, beautiful ad!!!

  15. I love 💕 this Vedio I love the music and I love how it shows us how technology is changing day by day

  16. This is a story about magic. But magic isn't real, right?
    It's a story we tell our kids, a story we all leave behind. In adulthood we change our mind because magic is way too hard to find and to that fact, we're all resigned.
    But maybe it's all around us;
    maybe it's magic of a different kind.
    What if I told you I could put you in two towns at once? Then would you believe in magic?
    Or what if I said I could breathe life into machines? Then would you believe?
    What if I could ease your mind? What if I could make you smile when you don't want to? What If I could take you high up, push you farther? What if I could promise you the world? Then, would you believe in magic? Or what if I said I could help you save a life, then would you believe?
    See? We live in a magical world. We never have to wake from our dreams. Our restless minds free to wonder at the wonder of technology, at the magic we've created. Possibilities are like stars now – infinite constellations fuelled by pure imagination leading to one destination – to you, to thrive.

  17. This advert is truly poetic and speaks to the Human soul. I cry every time I watch it. Beautiful and thank you for reminding us all of the simple magic of being alive

  18. i freaking love the music, it makes me feel happy, relaxed and nostalgic at the same time. the poem really tops it off too, nice work telstra

  19. I was listening to the backing track on triple j and I was like “oh hey this is the Telstra song haha” and then I didn’t here the ending little sound and I got so fucking mad I had watch a Telstra ad to get the ending jingle.

  20. Oh god no ,song claire de lune by flight facilitys.

    Edit:seen about 129 different telstra ads with this song.

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