Monday, January 19, 2009
Sleep Dealer looks like a great movie on a lot of counts. I like that it takes some of the current trends in technology like augmented reality, blogging, out-sourcing and extrapolates where they will be in the not so distant future. While many Hollywood sci-fi movies are about what happens to the "developed world", this movie is about economic migrants who are no longer even allowed physical entry but who provide cheap labour virtually. The movie isn't out yet but the clips look good. This recent video on Wired video is an interview with the director has me more excited about this movie than any Spiderman 29 or whatever dreck mainstream sci-fi is currently pumping out.