VIDEO: Man marries his smartphone, hopes to send a message to society

  • Aaron Chervenak married his smartphone in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • He wanted to send a message that we are becoming dependent on our phones in our daily lives
  • The wedding is not legally recognized by the State of the Nevada

An American man did what no one has ever done before — he married his smartphone.

According to an article published by Mail Online, 34-year-old Aaron Chervenak traveled from Los Angeles, California to say ‘I do” to his cellphone at The Little Vegas Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As seen on the video documenting the event, Chervenak said he wanted to prove how people have become so devoted and dependent on their smartphones.

He said: “‘If we’re gonna be honest with ourselves, we connect with our phones on so many emotional levels. We look to it for solace, to calm us down, to put us to sleep, to ease our minds, and to me, that’s also what a relationship is about.”

He believes that in a sense, his smartphone has been his longest relationship and that’s why he decided to see what it was like to actually marry a phone.

He disclosed that The Little Vegas Chapel had been very open and excited about hosting his strange wedding.

“I think they were really excited about the prospect. It is something different and it is something new,” he said.

Michael Kelly, the owner of  The Little Vegas Chapel, admitted that he was surprised when he heard about Chervenak’s plan because they don’t really encounter a lot of people who marry inanimate objects.

ABC 13 quoted him as saying: “At first it was like ‘What?’”And then I was like ‘Alright, let’s do it'”.

He understood that Chervenak only wanted to send a message to society.

He said: “I think he wanted to explore that. Can technology become human?”

However, Chervenak’s marriage to his smartphone is not legally recognized by the State of the Nevada.

Chervanak said: “It’s not yet legal to marry smartphones. But what I hope my wedding will do is to somehow act as a symbolic gesture to show how precious our phones are becoming in our daily lives, and hopefully, get others to ask that same questions of themselves and their relationships with their phones.

Watch the strange wedding here:

 

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