Everlasting nights, totally absence of sun. In some parts of the world, the sunlight may last less in comparison to what we are used to. Is in Lapland in Finland, where at least a day per year the sun doesn’t set and at least a day per year the sun doesn’t rise.
Now, imagine a world affected by the pollution with a total absence of sunlight, that is what Tony Skeor, an ukrainian game developer envisions and reveal with his work. He is mostly inspired by the retrofuturism which represents a tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. His work definitely plays the role of emulator to make us experience with virtual reality what awaits us in a modern gloom and doom reality.
Sunlight and darkness trigger the release of hormones in your brain. During the day we produce serotonin and during the night melatonin, it’s like a yin-yang to balance our brain and body. The first one helps people to be calm and focused, the second one helps people to feel sleepy and start the recovery process of the body.
Not having the right levels of serotonin can represent a problem for the humanity, we risk to live in a society all affected by the SAD disorder (seasonal affective disorder), another sadly augury for the upcoming millennial’s dystopia.