Magali Barbé’s very well-done short Strange Beasts runs just over five minutes long, so it doesn’t take too long to get to the twist. But the pacing is just right, and the perfectly-deployed graphics are distracting enough to make the main character’s truly unusual viewpoint on reality a surprise at the end.
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And thus humanity ends with everyone getting virtual kids that are much easier to care for than real ones.