Scifi Short 'Augmented' Hides Its Actual Story in Between the Lines

There’s something very classically science fiction-y about how much talking there is in “Augmented,” a short film from Ross Peacock. Because it is mostly two people in a room, talking about the implications of technology—but that isn’t the real story it’s telling.


“Augemented” is technically about the technology that allows people to manipulate what everyone around them sees. But it’s more about what companies will do to exploit it, and that’s far more interesting—at least framed the way Peacock does—than the technology itself.

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