As Google prepares to launch its smart glasses, one filmmaker reveals a chilling vision of what could happen if they are misused

By Daniel Bates

PUBLISHED:09:45 EST, 28  August 2012| UPDATED:09:47 EST, 28 August 2012

They have been billed as the future of the  way that we will interact with computers.

But a new science fiction film suggests that  augmented reality glasses actually have a far darker side – and might allow us  to control one another.

‘Sight’ shows how virtual reality can take  over from normal life to the extent that we can’t exist without it.

The film centres around augmented reality contact lenses which appear to have been inspired by Google's Project Glass. The can beam information directly into the wearer's eye.The film centres around augmented reality contact lenses  which appear to have been inspired by Google’s Project Glass. The can beam  information directly into the wearer’s eye.

The seven minute short follows bachelor  Patrick on a date which goes wrong when he gets found out for using a ‘Wingman  app’ to help him charm her into bed.

In a sinister twist he then appears to patch  into his date through her virtual reality lenses – and take over her  mind.

So far only Google has trialled augmented  reality glasses with breezy PR shots of hip young models wearing the trendy  metal frames.

The prototype version has a clear display  just above the eye and allows users to stream information through the lenses and  send messages via voice commands.

But in ‘Sight’, by Israeli filmmakers Eran  May-raz and Daniel Lazo things go much further and indicate that augmented  reality needs to be kept in check.

It follows Patrick who works for a company  called Sight, a futuristic tech firm which makes virtual reality contact lenses  but has run into controversy over allegations they are also developing mind  control methods.

The lenses are able to turn an entire wall into a virtual TVThe lenses are able to turn an entire wall into a  virtual TV

The film starts off with Patrick lying chest  down on a mat in his bare bachelor pad as he plays a parachuting game in virtual  reality, earning points as he passes through hoops on his descent.

He opens his fridge to see an X-ray style  image which shows him how many items are in plastic containers so he does not  have to open them to look.

Cutting a cucumber is turned into a game  called ‘Fruit Ninja’ and he earns points for slicing along the virtual lines  which projected onto the vegetable.

Patrick then sits down and gazes at the TV on  his wall – although in reality it is just blank and his apartment is empty,  suggesting he he has a hollow and fake life.

vThey can also act as a virtual fashion stylist, allowing owners to try on all of their clothes virtually.They can also act as a virtual fashion stylist, allowing  owners to try on all of their clothes virtually.

On his date with a woman called Daphne  things start to go awry when he can barely hold a conversation so has to call up  his ‘Wingman app’ on his virtual reality lenses to help him.

It’s initial assessment of Daphne is that  Patrick’s chances of success are 29% and that Daphne will be ‘difficult’ to  charm.

The app then suggests asking basic questions  most people would take for granted like ‘a beverage perhaps?’ whilst scanning  through Daphne’s social networking profiles for things to talk  about.

When they have had a few drinks the app  helpfully points out that Daphne has ‘Alcohol level 65%: Optimal’

A sinister 'wingman' app helps wearers through a date, giving them essential information and even a rating as the evening progresses.A sinister ‘wingman’ app helps wearers through a date,  giving them essential information and even a rating as the evening  progresses.

The pair go to Patrick’s place where Daphne,  who is wearing her own augmented reality lenses, spots his Wingman app on the  wall and tries to storm out.

She calls Patrick a ‘creep’ but as she is  leaving the film takes a disturbing twist when Patrick tells her to  stop.

Her virtual reality lenses glow as he appears  to patch into them and take control of her.

The film ends with Patrick putting a chilling  smile on his face as he says: ‘Now let’s try this again’.

The film's chilling climax, where the lenses are used to infiltrate someone else's profile, and appears to take control of it.The film’s chilling climax, where the lenses are used to  infiltrate someone else’s profile, and appears to take control of it.

The film is loosely based on the technology  Google is developing for its glasses project.

The firm announced earlier this year it will  begin selling the glasses to developers early next year for $1500 per pair.

However, it has not yet revealed when the  public will be able to buy them, or how much they will cost.

Google glasses: A chilling new film reveals what could happen in a future where products such as this are misusedGoogle glasses: A chilling new film reveals what could  happen in a future where products such as this are misused

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