Review: ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Gets Plenty Right

Plenty has been made of the double-sided sword that is social media. 

It makes us more connected than ever possible in human history while often leaving its users feeling, paradoxically, lonelier. 

Ron's Gone Wrong opens on the solution to this problem. 

Is it therapy? Is it government intervention? No, in true tech sector thinking, the answer is more tech: the B-bot. 

Conceived by Bubble CEO Marc Weidell (Justice Smith), he intended the B-bot to be a robotic friend, a kind of pill-shaped Hobbes to the world’s children’s Calvin. 

In practice, B-bots are pretty much bigger smartphones with even less interest in asking for your permission to upload various apps and connect you with strangers. 

Predictably, they become ubiquitous almost immediately.