After reading about WORLD OF TOMORROW, a 16-minute short animated film, at QuietEarth.us, I checked it out. Unfortunately, it cost $5 to buy access, but based on the reviews, I had to check it out. I’m glad I did.
This fascinating short packs a lot of interesting ideas in a short time–time travel and cross-time communication, recording and retrieving memories, life extension via cloning and uploading consciousness, the perspective and loss from living a long time through clones (including losing one’s humanity bit by bit), difference in access to new technology based on personal wealth, and an “outernet” based on connected neural pathways.
The film starts in the near future, when Emily, a little girl, answers the video phone. Calling her is herself hundreds of years in the future–her consciousness implanted in a third-generation clone. Future Emily introduces Emily Prime to the strange world of the future, asks a favor, and offers advice.
A mentally stimulating and emotionally touching watch. Here’s the trailer: