‘For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see…’
Sight (2012) – In this brilliant futuristic film by Sight Systems, we get a near preview of what just might become of humanity’s future. The rapid expanse in technology as a whole lead to the rapid expanse in the development of tools for communication. Some of the latest technology greatly benefit our daily lives; navigating systems in cars; speech and camera technology in computers; and rapid technological advancement in the medical field in addition to movies, and in gaming technology.
In the film, Patrick (Ori Golad) is an engineer for a controversial tech company responsible for creating the Sight program, a unique invention installed in the eyes that replace gaming consoles, smart phones and computers. Apps can be downloaded to assist with cooking, television viewing, and human interaction. Patrick meets his date for the evening, Daphne (Deborah Aroshas), and uses a dating app to manipulate her. Sight is a fine example of how technology can be utilized for both benevolent or malevolent purposes.
It would be amazing to have this sort of technology for daily applications. We are nearly there already with the iPhone (Siri) and android devices. It would make life ultra convenient, eliminating the need to purchase many of the devices we currently own. We would never have to reach for an iPhone or a desktop mouse again. However, what else could be done with advanced technologies?
Check out the absolutely brilliant short film below from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design graduates May-raz and Lazo. It is without question that the short is fantastically well-made and scripted–the visual effects alone kicks ass! You will see just as with most things–technology could be manipulated, leading its users into complicated situations.
‘saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be‘ – Lord Tennyson