This short film “Lost Memories” by Francois Ferracci has got to be one of the most touching and meaningful pieces I’ve seen. The film takes place in 2020, where everyone’s so interconnected with and by electronic devices, cellphones, internet, virtual reality, hologram. So interconnected that people are no longer enjoying what’s real and around them. Things like polaroid is a the past. Everyone’s so busy being on their phone and posting online, they forget the people they love are right next to them.
But what happens if there was a catastrophic event that wipes everything and anything that’s electronic and has a digital memory. What then?
A beautiful couple, a city over-saturated by holograms and digital stream.
A polaroid camera.
Tomorrow will never be the same.
We’re not very far from this type of technology. When I go to hang out with my friends and have dinner with them, some seem to enjoy their time being on their phone than actually having a conversation. I won’t lie, I used to be that way; and then it struck me one day. Facebook, Twitter, emails…. they can wait. I love my friends and family, and I enjoy their company. I enjoy having a conversation with them, in person.
What do you have left in this digital era that is no longer?
Update: the making of video is below.