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?

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