Award in New Scientist Magazine competition – film to come

[from New Scientist magazine [circulation 129,000], April 30 issue, page 43]: “We asked you to send us science-fiction scenarios that you’d like to see on the big screen. Now six of your ideas have inspired this year’s entrants to the Sci-Fi London film festival’s 48-hour challenge, which tasks teams to devise an original short film, from concept to shooting, editing, and delivery, in the space of a weekend.”

From those who submitted entries, I’m fortunate to be one of the chosen six. The rules required each entry to be exactly one sentence long. Below are some of the ideas I had. Can you guess which I submitted that the judges liked?

… People who think they’re just simulations are in for a big surprise.

… Scientists invent a microorganism that can reverse the aging process in people – but it’s contagious.

… A wildly popular new video game is actually an alien intelligence; it thinks it’s our friend.

… A new kind of microscopic life is discovered; it seems to have come from – the future.

… Everything is slowing down, but we don’t at first notice because our measuring instruments are part of “everything”; but there are consequences.

… For a price, you can medically “un-remember” an event, but the memory is still – somewhere.

[See the magazine (online, newstand, or for the answer.]

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