Followers of CFM may have noticed I'm on a bit of a "creepy" streak--from blogging about how museums may start surveilling their visitors, to noting the emergence of computer viruses that can leap from machine to machine via sound.
In keeping with this creepy theme, your Futurist Friday assignment for this Day of the Dead is a series of video shorts by Trend Micro, based on the Project 2020 report by the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA).
This web series, set in the fictional European country of "South Sylvania," explores how mobile and cloud based technologies may influence how we work, interact with each other, and what vulnerabilities they may introduce into our world. Well-plotted and well acted, these scenarios are gripping depictions of a plausible future in which we have put too much faith, and entrusted too much of ourselves and our data, to an overarching digital infrastructure.
I've embedded the first episode below, and you can find all the episodes on the Trend Micro site. (There are five so far--each is about 5 minutes long. Great for micro-viewing--Enjoy! Once the series concludes, we can compare notes.)