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'NANO' Is The Best Sci-Fi Short Film You'll Watch This Year

'NANO' Is The Best Sci-Fi Short Film You'll Watch This Year

Admittedly, the idea of being "chipped" has been around for decades, but it's not merely confined to the world of science fiction and conspiracy theorists. It's already in our daily lives, if you have a dog or a cat you've probably got them microchipped.

With that in mind, it's surely a case of "when" not "if" the general public is mandated to have implants. While extreme caution is obviously advised, adding technology into your body could genuinely open up a limitless world of possibilities.

Your internal health could be monitored 24/7, you'd never need cash again, all of your identification information could be easily accessed (no more passports, forms or tax file numbers) and perhaps future technological advances might give you the ability to learn a new language or skill via an instant download.

But aside from de-cluttering our lives, speeding up our interactions and transactions as well as potentially improving our health - there's also a negative to such technology. There's a very real possibility that chips and implants which could control our lives could have the potential to be used for unethical means by nefarious corporations and world leaders.

That might be in the form of tracking your movements, denying you healthcare based on your real-time vital signs, cutting off your payments or limiting your access to certain functions or features. The idea of becoming a digital zombie certainly doesn't sound very appealing.

Sci-fi short 'NANO' takes an alarming look at the troubling permutations of a world where microchips and implants are the norm. In this dystopian future, nanotechnology is administered into the bloodstream and syncs with computer apps to augment the human genome. In it, a new law mandating and regulating this once elective procedure meets resistance from hacktivists who are conspiring to thwart the impending roll-out of "Nano version 2.0" - what happens next is a battle between good vs evil.

Directed by Mike Manning and co-written with Tom Anderson, the filmmakers have created this amazing short as a proof of concept to help sell NANO as a series to the likes of Netflix or Amazon. After watching it, we're sure you'll agree that both entertainment powerhouses would be wise to snap up the duo to produce a series.

There's undoubtedly a huge scope to bring to a life all manner of interesting plotlines and ethical dilemmas that come with the adoption of such an invasive technology.

So sit back and let NANO flex its muscles as a sharp, timely sci-fi thriller that takes an unnerving look at an future that surely isn't too far away.........

Via NANO

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