Sunday, October 14, 2018
"Hyperlight": short film about faster-than-light travel poses a paradox about identity
“Hyperlight” (16 min) on Dust Films, directed by Nguyen Anh-Nyugen, presents an interesting paradox about personal identity and consciousness.
A faster-than-light spacecraft is in orbit around a distant, icy world. It has encountered a failure as it came out of hyper-speed.
Elmirissa finds her male companion lifeless, but then a duplicate copy of him appears alive. She also finds out she has died and is a duplicate.
To get her companion back she must kill his copy.
Does your consciousness move to the copy when you come out of hyperlight travel? Is it like a dream?