The world is changing so quickly that only one show seems to be keeping up. Black Mirror follows the breakneck trends in technology and presents us with a believable and nerve-wracking future. The cautionary tales of this anthology series feel so real and strangely relatable, it’s almost as if we’re looking at ourselves in the present. That’s probably because much of the technological advancements, cybersecurity threats, and evolved social behaviors are occurring right now in our own reality. So ScreenRant is going through the unbelievable tales of this modern day Twilight Zone and unveiling 10 things from Black Mirror that are already happening.
Google is giving us self-driving cars and contact lenses are in the works to record memories from the wearer’s point of view. A system of social media-based ratings won’t just be limited to businesses on Yelp, but to each and every person in China. Augmented Reality is more than a tool for gaming manufacturers, it provides a training environment for our government. Robots will replace our appliances, our pets, and perhaps even us. With our jobs set to be taken over by machines, we might have to earn our keeps by participating in merit-based programs. And while we track our health with computers and governments track their enemies with drones, there’s no telling what data is tracked by secret applications and hidden hackers. It’s a scary nightmarish world out there and Black Mirror provides some uncomfortable answers while asking some more concerning questions.