In The Short Film Sight, Life Is A Game

By Brian Williams | Published

Augmented reality is the wave of the future, and with Google’s Project Glass in development that future is just around the corner. It’s only a matter of time before people talking to themselves on Bluetooth earpieces is replaced with everyone winking constantly just so they can keep their Instagram up to date. In the new short film Sight, by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo, they take the tech one step further by putting it in your eyeballs and give us a glimpse at a future where apps for everything, from chopping up your vegetables to dating, make life a game. Like all games though, there is always someone who is going to find a way to cheat.

Sight was made as a grad project for the Bezaleal Academy of Arts and looks unfortunately spot-on in its depiction of the future. A future where every time your grandparents drop by they tell you that you should really do something to decorate the place because all the walls are bare and ask you why you are rolling around on the floor like an idiot when they catch you playing  Basejumper 3: The Return of the Jumpinator. Then, of course, there are the date nights where you and your girlfriend curl up on the couch with a bottle of wine and stare at a blank wall for three hours. This is of course, after you just finished smack talking some 8 year old in Minnesota about his sushi making skills while you were preparing your romantic candlelight dinner. It’s a bizarre and all too real future, just be careful when dating programmers.