Smartphones are now part of most Filipinos’ lives. Recent surveys have shown that there are 173.2 million mobile users in the country, over 159% of the current 108.8 million population. That means that people often have two or more mobile connections. Another survey has shown that in 2020, it was estimated that 69.05% of the population are using a smartphone; the same study has estimated that it will grow to 76.59% by the year 2025.
As smartphones become more and more part of our daily lives, so does technology revolving around them do. Tech companies are now focusing on how they can integrate and connect smarter technology into our lives just by using the smartphone as the controller or the switch where it all happens. You can do so much with just a press of a button or a swipe of the screen.
The new Filipino made sci-fi film, The Link, is looking at this future possibility. Without delving too much, the film talks about how smart technology can be further integrated into our lives and the benefits that it can provide in the realm of consumer tech, information, and, most of all, mobility.
The international production caliber short film shows us a world where our phones are connected to our vehicles. The film shows a world where you can receive messages and notifications directly into your dashboard. A world where you can explore every single detail of your drives (or rides) with a single press of a button, where you will be notified of any problem with your vehicle immediately on your phone and directed to the nearest pit stop. And a world where losing your ride in a massive parking lot is a thing of the past.
The Link is available to stream on TheLink2021.com starting on February 19, 2021.