The implant of a brain chip allows for a man to experience life like never before: A new take on the invasiveness of modern advertising
Due to a stroke, Maxwell loses his sight. Now, a new experimental surgery developed by Babylon, a massive conglomerate company with reaches to every segment of the market, allows him to see again by implanting a brain chip. The new gadget is the prototype to a new “life-enhancing” interface that embeds information into real-time vision and causes Max to experience life as a whole new reality--but at the cost of losing his girlfriend and quite possibly, his mind.
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What is Pay-for-View?
“How annoying would it be if you were sitting on the couch, and an ad popped into your brain?”
This hypothetical situation, conceived by two friends while listening to Spotify and reading about advances in vision loss remedial technology, was the basis for the film. This concept of such invasive forms of advertising seems to be strangely possible, seeing how personalized this field is becoming. This film deals with information overload and the never-ending presence of advertising in this age of rapid social markets.
What is Babylon?
Babylon is the fictional company in “Pay-for-View”. This multi-conglomerate is a powerhouse in the tech and commodities industries. With Art Finks, a comically pretentious product of the corporate world as their CEO and spokesman, Babylon finds itself being the leader in many segments of the market, and with the invention of the Braindle, Babylon implements itself into the medical industry. Being a leader of the “cloud” and a pioneer in social media, Babylon breaks the mold and attempts to create a unifying platform using these tools to enhance ones life.
What is the Braindle?
The Braindle is a tiny computer that is surgically implanted into the brain and is cloud-enabled for Babylon’s proprietary 7G network. The Braindle is still under development, but various chips for various parts of the brain are being tested. In Maxwell’s case, the Braindle is embedded into his visual cortex, and its design allows the brain to re-interpret the signals delivered from the eyes, returning his recently lost ability to see. However, the computer is far more than a visual aid. Similar to the current leading platforms now, the Braindle integrates a revolutionary interface and unprecedented bandwidth directly into the users reality. It allows the user to access thousands of apps, or access the streaming of movies and music, and unifies the entire world of social media, online entertainment, and the online market segment into the most personalized computer ever.
What will the money be used for?
Making a film is never easy. The bigger the idea, the more people that get involved. The credits at the end of any movie is a testament to just how much work goes into a good film. With your help, we can accomplish things such as:
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Possible compensation for post-production special effects
Inclusion into film festivals/submissions
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