Sci-Fi Short Film “Nano” presented by DUST


Our main story tonight focuses on the Biotechnology
Affordable Use Act, or BAUA for short. Version 2.0 of the sensational and now mandatory smart phone peripheral, the “Nano”, is rapidly
gaining market share as Aspire rolls out public beta
testing to some lucky users. Hundreds of the new body-enhancing apps are already available exclusively on the Nano 2.0 platform, but there’s one in particular that everyone’s talking
about: Remote Paralysis. Instrumental in BAUA’s
success on Capitol Hill, Remote Paralysis is changing the way America does law enforcement. Joining us from Austin is Phil Leary, former director of the Texas chapter of the ACLU, who was
dismissed for denouncing the organizations positions
on gun control and Nano 2.0. – [Phil] Ms. Graves. – [April] Phil, gun
related deaths are down 80% since the 2nd Amendment was repealed and fatal police shootings
are practically non-existent. Why is this a problem for you? – [Phil] Well, crime going
down is not a problem for me. – [April] We have you on record stating– – What is a problem for me, is when the technology being used to apprehend these criminals is unsafe– – What, compared to guns?
– …unnatural… and unconstitutional. – It is a painless paralysis
of the motor functions. (ominous music) – [April] So do Aspire
and the Biotechnology Crimes Division. One could argue the BCD was created in direct response to Sourcerer. – I don’t see how the– – This agency has specifically been tasked with stopping Sourcerer,
with curbing piracy and cyber terrorism and
they’re saying to Capitol Hill, if we’re going to do
our jobs we need Aspire. We need Nano 2.0. (grunting) – What the fuck? Okay, okay. – Remote Paralysis has
the exact same effect as the BCD’s Nano guns. Have you read the full NSF report? – [Phil] I don’t need to– – [April] Have you read the report? – [Phil] I have not. – [April] Well, I have, and
the science is unanimous. There is zero risk to the recipients physical or mental health and– – [Phil] And their freedoms? – Oh no– – Calm down. Show me your phone. (breathing heavily) (electronic whirring) – Miss Graves, I’m trying to explain. My concern isn’t with regards to safety. I’m talking about the marriage
of business and government. I’m talking about the fact that Aspire, the feds and whomever
has the ability to affect my body’s motor functions
without my permission! – Don’t you think you’re
being a little paranoid? (phone alert) (ominous music) …indicate that the Nano
1.0 would have achieved a 99% adoption rate with 10 years anyway, so why not be proactive and regulate what really is an inevitability? – [Max] You’re late. – Consider it foreplay. – They’ve never sent you before. – Guess tonight’s your lucky night. May I? – Hold it. – What are you, a cop? You can never be too
careful in my line of work. – Cute. – Hey, I’d carry a gun if
you could still get them. – …and your children’s children… until every American has an IP
address that can be tracked, monitored and switched off
at the push of a button? – [April] A necessary precaution. We’re at war.
– Can I offer you a drink? – Baby, if you prefer
your women intoxicated, there’s an app for that. Lots of them actually. – Call me old fashioned. – Are you forgetting something? – I have cash upstairs. – What the hell is that thing? – You really don’t know who I am? Special Agent Roth, BCD. And this thing gives me direct access to Aspire’s central database. – It’s gross. – Well I don’t wear it to
impress hookers, now do I? Do you have any idea
what direct integration can do for Nano response times? I could rewrite my entire genome in a fraction of the time it takes you to change that pretty hair color. – Wow. Listen, we don’t need
that thing to have fun. I’ve got all the apps we need right here. Where’s your phone? – Looks like your toy doesn’t
want you to have any fun. – Hmm, the cracked version. That can get you into a lot
of trouble with guys like me. – Lame setting, short expiration times. Vanilla BodySync is just too restrictive. – And without Aspire
certification, very illegal. – Now that wouldn’t stop
a man like you, would it? Any second now. – That’s my girl. Okay, here we go. And we’re in. – Charming (suspenseful music) (breathing heavily) (gasping) – What are you– What? – Stupid. Okay Danny, you’re up. – Don’t mind if I do. You should have used protection, Roth. Come on, come on, come on, come on. – Come on, come on. – Fuck yeah! – What happened? Oh no, no, no, no, no, come here! Stupid bitch, what are you trying to do? – It’s already been done. – Who are you? You’re with Sourcerer, aren’t you? I know. You’ve been preselected to
receive the Nano 2.0 beta, courtesy of Aspire and
Uncle Sam of course. Can’t help you with the free
app store credits though. Nope, for those you had
to preregister online. Sorry. – Fuck you! – Yeah, yeah. I figured as much. You hacker types haven’t been too keen on the whole 2.0 rollout, have you? Let’s check out your new profile. Zolee! There you are. What a pretty name. Zolee, what can we do with Zolee? Real time location tracking,
biometric data monitoring, and my personal favorite,
non-lethal immobilization. It remotely induces paralysis, forcing a violent suspect
to submit without incident. And you thought BodySync was fun! (screaming) Hey Zolee, welcome to the future! (breathing heavily) – Go, go, go, come on. – I’m going. Whoo! I can’t believe we got it! You got it! What’s going on with your hair? Oh fuck. Fuck that fucking prick! – It’s fine, just turn here. – [Danny] What? – Just do it! – I need a unit dispatched for pickup. Suspect will be RP’d. I’ll send the specs right away. – [Zolee] Stop the car. – [Danny] What?
– Stop the car! – Zolee, don’t do this! – I’ve been doxed, Danny. – Wait, wait, I can fix this! – No! – Oh Zolee. – Wait! – They’re coming, just go. – No, no, no, no! I’m sorry.