Stories of Diminished Reality.
FOCUS is a new hi-tech invisible device allowing you to choose what’s in your world: it enable a sensory experience of reality filtered through “subtraction layers” for every user need, available in a marketplace.
Originally launched as a tool for helping concentration, its opening to personalized filters multiplied profits but uncovered a Pandora's box. Focus was soon used to expel unwanted portions of reality from our experience, indulging fears, neuroses and frustrations: to hide unwelcome people or situations, for racial normalization or to desexualize the interlocutors, create artistic or playful experiences of subtraction, relieve neurosis or eliminate information overload.
The series tells the success of the controversial startup through the stories of its two founders, who were also marked by a deprivation that later determined their fortunes:
Rick Sansone, former head of a leader augmented reality company, was forced to resign for accidentally killing an employee. A secret deal orchestrated by his co-founder protected him in exchange for a huge compensation for the widow, Christine, and a ban on working in augmented reality in the future: a condition that he will always call the "commandment": do not increase!
His revenge will be made possible precisely by the creative reaction to this restriction: Christine is persuaded to finance the new "diminished reality" startup.
From the mysterious Focus Pocus headquarters, Sansone drive his ascent through many obstacles: the FBI investigations on the effects of Focus; the sabotage of the hacker network built up by Jaime, Christine's son; the legal war of his former partner; the investigation of a journalist into the incident; the accumulation of enemies along the way. Antagonists who will be forced to join forces along the way.
The series poses urgent questions about our society:
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