" “Possession of the box conferred a kind of power on the wielder--which was that anyone, confronted with the hypnotic glass eye, would submissively obey the most peremptory orders about stance and expression.” "
The Colour of Magic: Discworld 1 - Terry Pratchett, Nigel Planer

 

This about a camera. What does it say about selfie-takers then? Did we take back the power only to make duckfaces?