Autonomous machines fight a pointless war in CGI short ‘Fortress’

Category : cg, video
Date : February 13, 2017

In this gritty apocalyptic CGI short by Dima Fedotof, Fortress, autonomous war machines continue the fight long after human life has perished. The concept of automatic doomsday weapons systems isn’t science fiction, either – with the Russian nuclear “insurance policy” Perimeter, or ‘Dead Hand’ still active today, as detailed in this fascinating piece by Wired. It’s a sour reminder that we’re closer to nuclear annihilation than we have every been.

Dima has also completed a second short that continues the story, entitled ‘Last Day of War’, which you can watch below.

 

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