Matt Bellamy, lead singer of the rock band Muse, spoke recently about the theme of losing empathy, present in their new single Dead Inside.
Speaking on Radio 1, Bellamy described the song as a modern metaphor for what it is to lose empathy and went on to elaborate,
I think that through modern technology, and obviously through drone warfare in particular, it’s possible to actually do quite horrific things by remote control, at a great distance, without actually feeling any of the consequences, or even feeling responsible in some way.
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