VR is not something I partake in. And that sentence makes it sound like a drug. What this short does is lean into that, warns us of what may happen.
The ramifications of what we do with technology has been something that has stuck in my mind the last few weeks. Maybe it’s because the world is burning, that governments are taking away rights that should be a given from birth. I know that sounds bleak, but it’s the truth. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t watch Black Mirror.
This is a bleak short film. But it is filled with invention. To tell you more would be a cruel thing to do.
Here is the synopsis:
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.