Watch: ‘Sight,’ A Journey Into a Not-Too-Distant Augmented Reality

The future will be controlled by those who build it. With the technology like Google Glass only two years away, a fully augmented reality is predicted to come soon after. “Sight,” a short film by Israeli filmakers Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo is a look into an augmented future where retinal lenses are omnipresent and exceptionally immersive.

The film, a graduation project at the Bazaleal Academy of Arts, shows an engineer from fictitious tech company Sight Systems playing video games in his apartment, chopping vegetables, and going on a date. These activities, not unlike those experienced by most people today are supplemented by his retinal implants that allow him to augment, and even control his vision.

May-raz and Lazo’s project takes the current state of augmented reality and draws it out to a dark and terrifying conclusion. The engineer’s apartment is nearly entirely bare because the lenses project the wall fixtures on the walls, and the man supplements his date with a “Wingman” app that provides him details on his partner’s life and gives commands on how to handle the conversation. The situation turns mildly horrifying when the date concludes back in the man’s apartment.

While seemingly dystopian, ‘Sight’ is a logical extension of the possibilities provided by advancements like Google Glass. Lazo told Venture Beat, “The Google Glass video just came out about a day or two after we started work on Sight. It was pretty cool; it kind of gave us an affirmation that we’re on the right path.”

The connected world is already experiencing severe dependence and attachment to its technology. Integrating that connectivity and information directly with the human body is on the horizon but the implications of such advancements are massive in both beneficial and detrimental ways.


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