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Uncanny Valley (8:52)
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VR video game addiction seems to be a serious problem, in this short film. It starts out as a documentary set, presumably, in the not too distant future. People who are basically homeless escape reality, and deal with problematic impulses, via these FPS games. After the first few minutes, the documentary ends and we just see one of its subjects playing the game, where he seems to be a soldier shooting alien monsters on some distant planet. And then there's a twist that I won't spoil. But it's rather horrific. And all too believable.

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