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Series: Black Mirror

 

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Black Mirror is a Netflix series that I recently discovered and watched to the point where I got completely addicted to it. For those who have not seen it, I strongly recommend it, for those who have I hope you share my point of view.

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So this series was something completely different and original for me. First of all I have to make clear that I usually find series without continuous plot boring, in order to actually become addicted to  series I have to feel  intrigued, but here we have the exception to my rule. Every episode of Black Mirror is a different story, set in the not-so-far future with completely different characters. The cast changes in every episode as well as the technology presented. It is essentially a series pinning the bad influence technology and new inventions can cause our lives if (and is a big IF) we are not careful.

What needs to be clear is that the series doesn’t portray technology as something necessarily wr

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Reference to the third episode of the first season. Source:Pinterest

ong but it mostly, to my opinion, aims on showing how brainwashed/swallowed by technology people can be (or already are). If you look around you, everyone is staring into a screen and new developments in the field of technology come every day. It is a way of living and no one can deny that but still there are dangers and a lot of them actually.

I have realized that, upon taking a literature class concerning science fiction, the fear of the machine becoming more human and the human becoming more of a machine is real. Things writers used to imagine a few decades ago are our realities today and situations portrayed in the series can possibly be our reality tomorrow. The point might be to scare, I know for a fact that after almost every episode I would sit and think about how I would have reacted. It is a series working as food for thought on our overexposure to the digital world.

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Stills from various episodes.

There are only three seasons and the first one only has three episodes so I strongly recommend it and I promise you that after watching this you will probably get addicted to similar series and start thinking about how close the “distant” future is and what will our role be.

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