Vision Your Future

By Adlin Pinto

 

If you had the chance to see the whole future, would you take a look? Would love to see how will you look like when you grow old. And what would have happened to the world? Would things be better or worse? Isn’t it fascinating to find out. Read more about Vision Your Future here.

Directed by Dan Moss, Imperial Blue is an award-winning, reality thriller set in the heart of deepest Africa. It turns out that prophecy can be bought, but only if you can afford the price. The film is a reality-bending thriller that travels across three continents before landing in the forests of central Africa.

The fantasy thriller stars Nicolas Fagerberg as Hugo Winter, a roguish American drug smuggler, is on a mission to find mystical substance Bulu a rare and sacred powder which gives the user the power of prophecy. Following his visions, he travels to Uganda. Upon arriving in Kampala, he soon discovers that his only means of achieving this is through two sisters with competing agendas, born again Kisakye & rebellious Angela, who come from the remote village of Makaana where the Bulu is grown. As they journey deeper into the forest together, their uneasy alliance comes apart with horrifying consequences.

Just like films, there are many books that also about the idea of a future vision. Many writers have imagined the future in their work inviting us to travel through time. Here are a few interesting books on a future journey.

Children of the new world by Alexander Weinstein.

Children of the New World introduces readers to a near future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago. In “The Cartographers,” the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. ln “Saying Goodbye to Yang,” the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realise how real a son he has become. Children of the New World grapples with our unease in this modern world and how our ever growing dependence on new technologies has changed the shape of our society.

The Extreme Future by James Canton.

The Extreme Future is this generation’s Future Shock, Alvin Toffler’s classic book on what’s next and how to prepare for tomorrow. Get ready for fast, radical and complex change. Get ready for the Extreme Future. Our world is constantly buffeted by new and dramatic changes that we can’t fully grasp. No one is fully prepared for the challenges, crises and risks that lie ahead. The Extreme Future is a blueprint for what’s next and how to navigate these changes.

1984 by George Orwell.

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff’s attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell’s prescience of modern life the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. 

Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross.

Neptune’s Brood is a science fiction novel by British author Charles Stross. Krina Alizond is a metahuman in a universe where the last natural humans became extinct five thousand years ago. When her sister goes missing she embarks on a daring voyage across the star systems to find her, travelling to her last known location – the mysterious water-world of Shin-Tethys. In a universe with no faster-than-light travel that’s a dangerous journey, made all the more perilous by the arrival of an assassin on Krina’s tail, by the ‘privateers’ chasing her sister’s life insurance policy and by growing signs that the disappearance is linked to one of the biggest financial scams in the known universe.

Brave new world by Aldous Huxley.

Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story’s protagonist.

Imperial Blue is a thriller that will show us just how the clashes of culture can only make the drug war more intense.

Imperial Blue will be released Digitally in the UK on Monday 18th January.

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