Black Mirror. A No BS Review

I like sci-f. There are lots of good movies, some great and some greater. It’s a hard thing to write, and watch, because small script, directing and acting mess-ups cause damage to the whole thing. Also hard because many times the writer wants to embed too many little coded references to other things, it makes for good blogging but oftentimes compromises the movie, it devalues the audience intelligence by creating complexity and clickbait. People are much more forgiving with romantic comedies, dramas and the like.

Black Mirror. A No BS Review

Black Mirror is interesting because it reflects the dread of undemocratic technologies, an issue that is rarely reflected in politics.

There is Zero transparency in the development of these technologies that end up governing much of our lives, leading to widespread paranoia and foreboding.

Instead of tools being manufactured by people to achieve specific public goals, the technologies are introduced without any specific aim (besides making private money) & end up manufacturing the public that uses them by warping its behavior. It is a scary situation that has already come to pass.

The easiest response is to tell people “just don’t adopt” new technologies but that becomes impossible as society as a whole ends up being developed around them…

It’s like saying “just don’t use the internet” in 1995