Transhumanism Is Funny (But Still Awesome) in This Short Dark Comedy Film

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What will life in the future be like as the line between human and machine starts to blur? Well, if it’s anything like the aptly titled short film Posthumanismaniarama!, life will be kind of ridiculous, even when the technology is working exactly as it should.

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While exploring our technological future, writer and director Casey Duke Feldman uses Posthumanismaniarama! to poke fun at our obsession with the latest gadget specifications, the problems biohacking can’t solve, and our discomfort with the way technology might interact with our bodies. It culminates in one crowning moment of absurdity when an innovation proves brilliant, distressing, and hilarious all at once.

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[via Rob Munday of Short of the Week]

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I don’t think computers implanted into human bodies will ever be popular. Most people get a new smartphone or laptop every two years or so because their old one broke or doesn’t work as well as it used to or simply because there’s a newer better model available. No one is going to want to get surgery every 2 years when the latest iBrain becomes available.