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Is ‘Strange Beasts’ a Preview of the Sad (Augmented) Reality Ahead of Us?

Strange Beasts is a British short film reminiscent of the dystopian Netflix drama Black Mirror—and it packs an equally strong punch in about a fifth of the time. The film starts out with a game developer named Victor promoting a new augmented reality game. The game allows players to “create, customize and grow your very own creature.” Victor says he believes the future of home entertainment has to be interactive; we don’t just want to sit around staring at a screen—we want to be a part of our own entertainment. …..[READ]