Today is a big day in the life of two talented movie directors Eran May-Raz and Daniel Lazo. Their first short sci-fi film, “Sight,” acclaimed by viewers and critics, premiered in 2012. It features gamified augmented reality smart contact lenses and a strangely familiar-looking world set in our near future. Now, after almost ten years later, the pair is back with the full feature, upgraded and very different and yet so consistently captivating version, Sight: Extended. I am an executive producer of the movie, and I cannot be any more proud.
The expression smart city, as it is often used in English speaking countries, could be translated to Hungarian as liveable city, where the primary goal is to make the lives of residents easier by improving both the physical and digital infrastructure. Yet the concept comes with various, previously hidden risks. Hackers today are no longer pimpled teens hiding away in basements, but hacktivists who could easily paralyze the smart city’s complete public transport system in protest against, let’s say, free passes for seniors. However, there is no security without analysis, says T-Systems Security Strategist Arthur Keleti in an interview following his presentation at ISACA about cities of the future, cybercrime and the reasons why we don’t fear the internet enough.