"Sight," a short film and grad project from Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo, is one of those science fiction stories that don't treat the technology as a larger-than-life operatic prop, but rather try to present something extraordinary (a heads-up display built into your eye) as though it were ordinary. It's the best science fiction magic trick of all, and it's one that very few big SF summer blockbusters ever get right (I'm looking at you, Spiderman, with your "lab" that looks like a call center ringed by glassed-in conference room where the marketing department is temporarily storing its trade-show exhibits).
Great work, and my favorite brand of visual sf. As JWZ notes, it's reminiscent of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.
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