Short Film “Sight” Shows Us The Dark Side Of Project Glass-Like Technology

    July 27, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Much of the talk around the tech world recently has been focused on Project Glass – aka Google Glasses – the wearable heads of display that many think could revolutionize the way we interact with apps, photos, video, and really the internet in general.

But Google’s not the only company that’s dying to put a computer on your face. Even Apple seems to have joined the fray, recently patenting their own little version of Google Glasses.

It definitely feels like this type of technology is the future, as companies everywhere are rushing to get in on the ground floor. But before we go turning everyone’s life into one giant computer interface – should we pause and think of what could happen in the not-so-distant future…if things took a turn for the darker side?

At first, this type of technology will come in the form of glasses. Then, perhaps, contact lenses. This amazing short film from Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo takes it a step further.

Check out “Sight” below:

  • http://www.theanaloguerevolution.com Pete

    Charlie Brooker did a very similar story last year with Black Mirror. The eyes record EVERYTHING you see, without that at your disposal you stand no chance in the real world looking for jobs etc.

    no more secrets

  • McFly

    This was pretty creepy, but what most people don’t understand is we are already there. If you showed the people of 75 years ago our world today they would see it the way we see this film. Slowly boiling frogs…

  • noah

    that should become a movie!

  • Chuck “The Technomasohist” Small

    At last a dash of reality thrown into a stew of delerious vaporzing. Frankly, I do not understand why all those publications that continue to pick up Google’s press releases for its Google Glass, ripping and running the release more or less verbatim and without comment, and all their readers who have taken the fluff and run with it, have yet to think through the implications of such a perfidiously attractive device.

    Currently, those cretins who go about constantly with a Bluetooth headset stuck in their ears, get right up in your face within the “conversational,” if not the “intimate” distance, and then talk to someone else are bad enough. But the Google Glass will make “connected” people completely egocentric. That is, they will be able to go anywhere, any time, yet still be totally wrapped up in no one but themselves.

    Sergey Brin and Larry Page are on record as drooling at the prospect of combining your physical location, what you are actually looking at, and all the data Google has amassed about you (by reading your g-mail, tracking your Internet surfing with Google Analytics, and suckering you into “socializing” on Google+) to enfold you in an alternate reality. And that alternate reality will be an e-universe populated by just two classes of entities: you yourself, electronically isolated all by your lonesome; and what Google knows, better than you know yourself, who you want to interact with and what what you want to see, learn, and experience.

    The Google Glass is non-blocking. Non-blocking means that a “jacked-in” Droid (as per author William Gibson’s prescient “Neuromancer”) can use Google Glass while they do other things — such as living life. In modern Western countries, the extended family broke apart long ago into the nuclear family. Lately the nuclear family has fissioned into individuals. Even in “intact” families, it is common for each member of the family to spend time in their rooms by themselves because each room is equipped with a phone, TV, personal computer, video-game console, microwave oven, and dorm-sized refrigerator. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that an unprecedented number of people in the U.S. are living alone today. The divorce rate in the U.S. is around 50% and the birth rate is below the 2.1 children per female needed to sustain the population.

    I think that devices like the Google Glass will make the worst psychotic nightmares about confected realities of the late, seriously mentally ill – but brilliant – author, Phillip K. Dick, come true.

  • http://www.amazonservices.com/ Megan Jones

    The concept of Google Glasses freaks me out! And this film gives me every reason to be afraid for our future. I already feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of technology that is every aspect of our lives. Don’t get me wrong, I use my iPhone as much as most people my age, but I do love turning it off every now and again!