Sci-Fi Short Film “A Date in 2025” | Presented by DUST

Sci-Fi Short Film “A Date in 2025” | Presented by DUST

(waves lapping) (gentle music) – [Counselor] Wake up, Daniel. Wake up, Daniel.
(alarm beeping) Wake up, Daniel. Wake up, Daniel. Wake up, Daniel. Wake up, Daniel. Seriously, wake your
sleepy ass up, Daniel. – [Daniel] Godammit. – [Counselor] Good morning, Daniel! The time is 7:42 a.m.
September 25th, 2025. – [Daniel] Snooze! – [Counselor] You have
zero of 10 snoozes left. It’s time to get up and face the world. – Fuck me! – [Counselor] You couldn’t
afford the upgrade. (bright music) I tapped into your dreams via your body buddy last night, Daniel. You dreamt about Amber again. – And?
– And, you know, it’s my core function as your personal super intelligent AI
system to spot patterns in your life so you can be happy. Patterns, like eating pizza
shakes for 90% of your meals, crying loudly in 62% of your showers, masturbating after 89% of your showers, only masturbating with your
left hand for some reason, Always getting very
sleepy after you mast– – Okay, councilor, what’s your point? – [Counselor] You need to
ask that girl out on a date. On a real date, none of that VR BS. If you don’t spend time with
another real human being soon, you’re going to kill yourself. Honestly, I’ve run the
statistical futures. – I’m not gonna kill myself. – [Counselor] You’re very lonely Daniel. The odds of you committing suicide are increasing by the second. (man groans) 78.869%, 78.870%, 78.87– – Look, I’m not gonna ask
Amber out on a date, okay? We’re in class together. It would be weird. – [Counselor] What you
mean to say, Daniel, is that you’re scared. Very, very scared. (somber music) Daniel, did you know,
you’re just a little cell? A little cell in a great big organism made of cells just like you. And right now you’re disconnected. Disconnected from the other little cells. And why? Because you’re so frightened. Frightened that if you reach out and try to connect with other
cells, they will reject you, and you’ll find yourself to be worthless. But do you know what happens to cells who don’t try to connect? (noose thuds) They kill themselves. – I’m not gonna kill myself! – [Counselor] It’s 7:59 A.M. Daniel. Time for class. Oh and 78.921% (bright humming) (program beeping) (people chatting)
– Hey, what’s up Dan? (woman laughing) – [Counselor] (gasps) She’s so pretty! – [Daniel] Shut up. – [Counselor] Should I order
you a rope off Amazon now? Or are you just going to jump off the roof with a bellyful of Vicodin? – Jesus Christ. (program beeping) – Um, accidental invite? Okay, I’ll talk to you later. – Oh wait, wait, um. Do you ever, do you, do you
ever feel like a, like a cell? – Like a cell? Like a biological cell? – Yeah, yeah, like a
little biological cell that floats in this great big organism. – Daniel, I don’t think we’re supposed to come to class on drugs. – Oh no, no, no, no, I’m sober, I’m sober. I just, I was thinking, you know, I mean, it
feels like we’re cells, and cells, they need to stay connected, and we need to stay connected. The little cells, they
need to stay connected. – Okay. – Well what I’m trying to say is, would you go out on the date with me? Like, like in reality? (Daniel retching) I can’t believe she said yes! – [Counselor] Go Daniel, go! I mean that in regards to your
courage, not your vomiting. – I’m actually gonna
see a girl in real life. – [Counselor] You’re going to shine! (Daniel retching) – What the hell was I thinking? – [Counselor] Despondency
will do you no good, Daniel. You’ve made a commitment, and now it’s time to follow through. Don’t you plug into
that body buddy, Daniel. Stay right here in reality. Daniel, put it down! Daniel, if you strap those
nodes to your dome, I’ll– – You’ll what? – [Counselor] I’ll erase myself, for good. – You’re bluffing. – [Counselor] Am I? Think about all the virtual
porn I’ve stored for you. Hot Teens, Hotter Teachers, deleted. Twins on Twins on Twins, deleted. Outback Babes Bit by Big Anaconda– – Okay, okay, okay counselor. You’re right. (Daniel sighs) Just, it’s been a long time
since I’ve been out there. – [Counselor] Just because
you’re a cell, Daniel, doesn’t mean you need to live in one. (energetic music) You’re so hot, Daniel! Global warming has nothing on you! Okay, let’s practice what
you’re going to say to Amber. – [Counselor] Hey, Daniel, cool shoes. – No, no, that’s creepy. Don’t mimic her. – [Counselor] Who picked
out those shoes for you? Your super-cool counselor? How do you feel, Daniel? – I feel so hot. – [Counselor] See? I told you! I’m not gonna lie, we have
a lot of work to do here. (Daniel sighs) Let’s talk about questions she may ask. Like, what do you like
to do outside of class? Besides masturbate and cry. Tweeze, Daniel! Tweeze from the root! – My vision is getting fuzzy. – [Counselor] Think about
Amber, that will get your blood flowing, to a lot of places. – What do I say if she asked
me when my last date was? – [Counselor] Lie. – I’ve been doing this for
30 minutes now, am I done? – [Counselor] Great job, Daniel! That was almost a full mile! – (sighs) How do I look? – [Counselor] Like a million likes! – It’s time for me to be a real person. – [Counselor] Yes! Light the fire! – Stop watching all this virtual porn. – [Counselor] You’re alive again Daniel! – Stop drinking all these pizza shakes! – [Counselor] Eat a goddamn vegetable! – Stop using this this
this stimulaxe belt. – [Counselor] Real women don’t vibrate! – And it’s time for me to get rid of… – [Counselor] Your body buddy! – My body buddy. You know what I should do? Yeah, I should get rid of all
this, this stupid technology that’s, that’s, that’s ruining my life! – [Counselor] Hey, not
all technology is stupid. – You ready to die so I
can live body buddy, huh? – [Counselor] Daniel! – What? – [Counselor] Calm
down, you’re scaring me. – Why? Because I have a knife
to a pillow’s throat? – [Counselor] Well… – Because I haven’t left my apartment in– – [Counselor] 42 days, 11 hours– – You know what, just shut up! Just shut up, okay?
– Daniel. – No, no, you’re the one who gives me all this stupid fucking advice! – [Counselor] I’m only
trying to help, Daniel. – You know, I’m here because of you! Right? Right? You did this! You did this, you! You did this. You did this. You did this. (panting) I’m a cancer cell. That’s all I am. All I do is wake up, go to class, watch virtual porn, play video games, I’m a cancer cell. I deserve this. – [Counselor] (chimes) Daniel. Daniel, you have a voice
message from Amber. Would you like me to play it? – Sure. Probably just, just her canceling on me anyways. – [Amber] Hey Daniel, its Amber. Um, I am just calling to tell you that I can’t wait to meet you tonight, and I am really scared to do
the whole in-person thing, but honestly, anything this
scary is always worth it, and I cannot wait to see
you tonight, for real. Okay, bye. – Did you, did you just
fake a voicemail from Amber so you could get me on this date? – [Counselor] No, Daniel,
that was a real message from the real girl of your dreams. (uplifting music) (Daniel sighs) – I can’t do this. I can’t do this, I can’t. I can’t do this. – [Counselor] Daniel, 78%! Your odds are coming down already! – Fuck it. – [Counselor] That’s the spirit! – I’m sorry, I don’t know
where that came from. – I do. I think you were right about
that whole cells thing. (both chuckling) – [Counselor] Did you use the
old voice message trick too? – [Male Counselor] I love our little pets. (upbeat music) ♪ You say you’ll live forever ♪ ♪ But I know time will wear you down ♪ ♪ The truth is we’re in this together ♪ ♪ And I hope ♪

100 thoughts on “Sci-Fi Short Film “A Date in 2025” | Presented by DUST

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  2. So cool and so true! Men and women have REALLY lost the ability to communicate and I know alot of millenials like this poor young man. I hope I can help them in some small way. We have become so dependent upon technology, machines are going to have to be the ones who get us together before long…

  3. OK, I didn't see anyone else relate to how AI started deleting his porn to manipulate him to comply… effective… would have worked on me!! Hahahahaha

  4. This is beautiful and exactly the kind of AI story we need right now. To those who think the tech is too advanced I can only suggest that you might not be paying close enough attention to history. Reflect on all that has occurred since we humans, in our modern form, appeared on earth. If it doesn’t make your head spin, if you don’t reel just a little bit at the gravity of all that has passed and humble you in terms of how change has functioned and stall you in terms of what you believe our lives could be like in another six years then please think again. For generations humans could predict with a reasonable degree of accuracy what the future would hold for them. So much so in fact that they wouldn’t even have been able to conceive of the future as such. For early humans there was no future, only an interminable now, for them, what was had always been. Consider that. Consider all the millennia of holding onto and surviving for now. Then consider the same held true for the centuries of antiquity. And now the technology has its own life and we are witnessing the compression of time itself. I am not saying that I know what’s going to happen. I am by no means certain that what’s presented in this sweet little film is what will occur. In fact just the opposite. If the advancements of the last century were measured in decades then perhaps the advancements of this century will be better measured by half decades or in years or in months or maybe even days or hours or minutes…like I said if you’re head isn’t spinning it should be.

  5. This was so awesome! The ending was the best ….“I love our little pets” . Not to far from the truth of our own future, lmao!

  6. mannn where the hell have i been in this whole world? i accidentally clicked this and… omg omg omg i love this! ❤😭

  7. Really weird symbolism in this film. Aren't lonely people part of the "leftist" and "politically correct" propaganda of globalists?

    Illuminati = New World Order, right?
    New World Order = Globalism, leftism, communism, right?

    I'm not into the conspiracy theories. Could anyone explain? Why are the "Illuminati" (the A.I., the pyramid with an eye talking to the guy) trying to get a man and a woman together? I thought they wanted men without testosterone and women lonely and "independent".

  8. Honestly I just luv the hol that concept,b'coz this is my actual life in 2019 without that sky-blue pyramid…but ''I love Our Little Pets"..that make an questions mark ……

  9. Am I the only person watching this that said to themselves, "I need this AI in my life? It has the right combination of sassy, motivation, honesty, and underhandedness to make me my best self." (Oh, and forget Amber, that AI seems a lot more human than she does.)

  10. Global warming is nothing on you?! Hahahahaha. Masterpiece. Greta would be furious about it, but anyways. The end is the best though. Awesome movie!

  11. This was awesome; witty, blunt, snarky, brutal, optimistic, dark, and adorable. So many catch phrases and little gems to enjoy. I'm def saving this and watching it again.

  12. This video is a perfect example of how music can alter meaning… imagine the same video with an ominous soundtrack and it becomes quite dark.

  13. 9:13 "All I do is wake up, go to class, watch virtual porn, play video games…"

    Wow! Is this a great future, or what!

  14. What life will be like for the rich that survive climate change 🙂 nice to see their futures are lonely and homogeneous.

  15. This is the epitome of a liberal living in a safe space hugging a stuffed animal being droned by an artificial intelligence persona manipulating him to be even more of a snowflake.

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