As my long-time readers will know, I love science fiction and I love free.
Haphead is both.
Haphead is a science fiction webseries available on YouTube and is about a dark future where interactive gaming has taken on a level of interactivity and realism beyond anything we could have hoped for. The “haphead” referred to in the title is a slur used by the mainstream to describe the hackers who use computer/brain interfaces to actually feel the games they play. The series follows one haphead in particular, a young woman, who gets a low-end job at a factory making the high-end gaming gear so that she can steal some of it and play the mysterious, cutting-edge game. Or, as the marketing materials read “A cyberpunk webseries about a girl who’s literally empowered by videogames. In 2025, games are so immersive that teenagers learn skills just by playing.”
I’ve only seen a little of the series, but it looks great. And, it’s from the same people who did the Kickstarter I backed a couple years ago Ghost with Shitjobs, which is excellent.
So, if you’re looking to kill a couple minutes, since each episode is short, hit the link and check out Haphead. But, do be careful, these episodes may not all be entirely safe for work. Or kids.
Have a happy Friday and a great weekend!