Sight is a short film that shares a glimpse of our possible future as it might look with augmented reality enhancements. Created by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo as a graduation project from the Bezaleal Academy of Arts, Sight does an excellent job of presenting a believable scenario for how augmented reality might work.
The short doesn’t explain the technology behind the AR. It could be contact lenses, it could be implants, but that’s not important. What is interesting is how they show the AR being responsible for the “gamification” of life. It seems every task, no matter how mundane, becomes a form of game with goals and scores. Everything.
Having instant information about everything might seem like a wonderful thing to have, and in Sight it pretty much is. However, as with any good thing there’s always someone around who’s just got to mess things up or something that happens that you don’t expect. That idea is definitely not lost on the creators of this short. I won’t say any more so as not to spoil.
There’s so much information popping up on the screen as the short plays I recommend watching it through the first time, then going back and pausing the video in full-screen mode at several places. The data tossed up on the screen is fun and interesting to read. The guys who made this put a lot of thought into everything they did and it shows.