I curated a list of really good shorts about dystopian futures. Usually exploring extreme, excess or misuse of immersive technologies into our lives. I will update the list over the time.
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Immersion has taken the world by storm. Initially created as a virtual gaming platform more enticing than reality, its simulations have become so convincing that criminals are now being treated as patients inside virtual reality. Pairing the worlds of Immersion with nanotechnology has unlocked the key to modifying brain behavior. We can now cure a murderer, heal an addict. But change can happen both ways.
Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media
Lost Memories 2.0 2016
The “Cloud” collapsed and destroyed all the digital data in the world a few years ago in an electromagnetic storm. Since that moment, the world has been slowly recovering, AD is now AC “After Cloud”. In an ultra-connected world filled with hyper connected people, how do you find your one true love when the world is partially disconnected and you have lost her?
In the near future, most people get a “cricket” implanted in their brains : an electronic chip which allows them to switch to an “automatic mode” whenever they wish to. Nathanaël, a cricket repair man, is faced with a moral dilemma when the parents of an autistic boy ask him to hack into the chip of their son.
A pioneering mind transfer procedure offers a quadriplegic soldier the chance of a new life in The Brother Lynch’s immersive Sci-fi short ‘Trial’
Uncanny Valley 2015
In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away. 3DAR’s latest short film explores the frightening potential of our next technological revolution.
A futuristic short set in a future around the corner, where contact lenses have replaced computers and smartphones.
Black Mirror (TV-Show) 2011-now
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology. Easy to find on Netflix or Google play.