A future where the real is indistinguishable from the virtual is not too far off. Here's Hyper-reality, a short film that imagines the scenario. It tells the story of Julian Restrepo, a 42-year-old professional grocery shopper in Columbia, who doesn't like her station in life too much.
She lives a life where a layer of interactive information constantly mediates between her and physical reality. Can she reboot? What will that mean for her loyalty points? What if something goes wrong?
The film's been made by London-based filmmaker and designer Keeichi Matsuda, who intends to make it part of a project involving a series of short films that explore "a future city saturated with technology and media". The Kickstarter campaign was fully funded in 2013, and the video above was the culmination.
Here's Augmented (hyper) Reality: Domestic Robocop, another film in the series.
And here's the first video in the series, on which the above two films are based.
Of this project, Matsuda said, "Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of things are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives."