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This Filmmaker Thinks The Front Facing Camera Is The 'Most Exciting Device' Invented In Recent Years

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain said the "most exciting device" that's been invented in recent years is the front-facing camera on a phone that allows people to film themselves.

"It's so visceral when there's nothing between them and the camera," she said.

Shlain, who created the AOL original series "The Future Starts Here," said she's excited about the future of television and film on the Internet.

"Ultimately I'm trying to elevate the conversation, so I think the online space is a very exciting space for filmmakers right now. There's just no doubt about it," she told HuffPost Live on Friday while at Davos.

Shlain did say she really tries "creatively" not to be on screens all the time. She observes Shabbat every week, which gives her one full day of unplugging.

"It's pretty powerful to have access to anything, anytime," Shlain said.

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