In a world where everything is automated, including parenting, you might not be able to get back control if you give it up. Sounds familiar.
This is an unusual dystopian story. Set in a world that looks beautiful on the outside with shiny buildings, perfect smiling faces, and lovely houses…but when you pull back the set pieces you see the true ugliness underneath.
The mother and father set their child up with Future Babies, a service that allows you to connect your baby to a virtual world with a virtual representation of parents. The child is taught, nurtured, and loved by the virtual parents leaving the real parents time to go back to work.
The parallels to the real world where many parents sit their children in front of a TV or tablet to watch programming instead of interacting with them directly is clear, but there’s a darker undercurrent. Once you relinquish your time with your children and allow others to raise them you loose the ability to truly be a part of their lives.
A very well done vignette, and well worth the watch.
Dust are one of the few channels I have notifications for; like all aggregators of short works, some of it doesn’t quite click with me, but they’re a great source of sci-fi snackage.
Absolutely. I want something similar for other genres, but I am really enjoying the scifi from Dust.