How to show the possible implications of synbio? Science fiction! Film has a long tradition of speculation. From Metropolis to The Matrix, from Star Wars to Her. Futuristic technologies become relatable with story and through visualization. Nowadays lots of visual trips into the future popup, both from fresh filmmakers and the field of design fiction. The science fiction short Blue-Eyed Me, shown above, explores some quite plausible commercial consequences of synbio.

“Science fiction is great for this, as it lets the story be both a metaphor for what’s going on today, and an extrapolation into the future.” – creator Alexey Marfin on Motherboard