A look at our gamified, augmented-reality future

In a disturbing vision of what's to come, a short Israeli film imagines the merging of big data, social media, gamification, and AR.

Imagine a future where everything is a game, from cooking to dating, thanks to pervasive augmented-reality technology.

That's the premise behind this deliciously geeky, but ultimately disturbing Israeli short film titled "Sight." This seven-minute flick takes us along for a day in the life of an engineer at a dominant AR company, from breakfast to a date that goes off the rails and has to be "reprogrammed." The concept imagines the merging of big data, social media, gamification, and augmented reality into something that ultimately doesn't seem that far-fetched, or even that far down the road.

Give it a watch and let us know in the comments if you think this is truly a glimpse of future successors to Google Glass or if it will remain science fiction.

 

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