The Augmented Cognition Society website is hosting a short film set in 2030 entitled The Future of Augmented Cognition. AugCog science is a burgeoning field whose mandate involves the development of methods and tools that counteract the inherent bottlenecks in human-system interaction. Commissioned by DARPA and created by director Alexander Singer (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager), the film postulates a potential market manipulation scenario prevented with the aid of AugCog technologies.
The film is slow paced and mired with superfluous small talk early on. The payoff arrives fifteen minutes into the film, when the utilization of AugCog tech becomes fully apparent. It’s an interesting look at how AugCog design and application will potentially integrate into future society.