Nowadays, we are surrounded by apps everywhere we look. We say we “need” them to do daily tasks. Well, if the world keeps revolving around them, then SIGHT, a short film by students from the Bezaleal Academy of Arts in Jerusalem, Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo, could depict our future. If you thought that Google’s “Glass Explorers” were a little bit too much, you need to think again after watching this short film. SIGHT takes place in a not so far future in which people use retinal implants instead of glasses, these are full of apps that are not just able to assist you, but they can control and argument your reality. From the first seconds of the film, you can notice that the main character doesn’t even have that much furniture or a TV for that matter, the retinal implants project in those spaces screens, social media, news, video games, anything he needs or wants. Things revolve around his life in a sort of “gamified” environment: step-by-step processes, difficulty levels, even things such as cutting a cucumber, looking inside the fridge or paying a bill at a restaurant are already taken care of by the apps. The main character, played by Ori Golad, is an engineer at a fictional company, from the moment he wakes up his life is controlled by apps, to the point that when he goes out on a date he needs a wingman app to help him through the conversation. It needs to be said that our generation goes to eat at a place, and then hangs out at that place with friends who are ON THEIR PHONES, then this future in SIGHT isn’t so far-fetched. Without spoiling the movie, SIGHT is both relevant and scary, and it brings up the question if apps are really going to control our lives in the future, and if that’s the case then take a look:
Special shout out to my friend, JCine, who shared this on his website.