The Nostalgist: A Sci-Fi Short Based on a Story From the Author of Robopocalypse

Fascinating look into a potential near future

Fascinating and thought provoking take on a future of robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality. The entire clip is really insightful. We are building a world of robotics that can give us these many benefits now so the story has a very realistic technology base. The bad news is there are many dystopian/negatives visualized in this clip that may also come true if we are not careful.

The Nostalgist: A Sci-fi Short Based on a Story From the Author of Robopocalypse

This short story will provoke thoughts important for you to consider for your own life in the coming artificial intelligence/virtual reality/augmented reality world we are all building.

Do you have a favorite period in human history? My favorite period is the era of 2017 to 2018, a time frame many escape back to to avoid the unpleasantness of their current reality. Some few have even fallen so deeply in love with the period the believe it is their current time.

But, back to the movie. Here is more from the description:

In the futuristic city of Vanille, with properly tuned ImmerSyst Eyes & Ears the world can look and sound like a paradise. But the life of a father and his young son threatens to disintegrate when the father’s device begins to fail. Desperate to avoid facing his traumatic reality, the man must venture outside to find a replacement, into a city where violence and danger lurk beneath a beautiful but fragile veneer…

The Nostalgist was based on a short story by Giacomo Cimini. Find him on Twitter at: @giacomocimini

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And if you are feeling inspired to dive a bit deeper into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), see Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning: A Primer by Frank Chen of a16z.

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