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Holy Sheet! A SCRIPTED Twilight Zone? (Black Mirror)

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From Black Mirror, Episode 2...

Got caught watching this the other night and I found it to have many poignant SCRIPTED messages... about freedom, about being a drone, about our dependency on a system and the screens that run the system.

Is this a fair representation of the SCRIPT in the future?

Is our 9-5 cubicle mundanity any different than the bike?

Entire Episode is here: (Worth watching, it's kinda creepy)

When the main character finally has enough (but still cannot escape.)

The entire episode is RIFE with SCRIPTED metaphors and parallels about real life...

Here's an analysis of the episode itself...


 

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My favourite Black Mirror episode.
I've only seen 3 episodes but they do a damn good job at deconstructing how technology could potentially be disruptive to humanity.
 

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Interesting that it explores if there's a way out or not.

In real life now, there is.

One view is a future where no one gets out. Everything's controlled.

How many people watch the episode and say, hmmm, so that's how life might be?

How many will fight tooth and nail not to let it happen to them?
 

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From Black Mirror, Episode 2...

Got caught watching this the other night and I found it to have many poignant SCRIPTED messages... about freedom, about being a drone, about our dependency on a system and the screens that run the system.

Is this a fair representation of the SCRIPT in the future?

Is our 9-5 cubicle mundanity any different than the bike?

Entire Episode is here: (Worth watching, it's kinda creepy)

When the main character finally has enough (but still cannot escape.)

The entire episode is RIFE with SCRIPTED metaphors and parallels about real life...

Here's an analysis of the episode itself...

hmmm i actually got hope out of this episode, sure he realized it was stacked against him, so once he got that message he kept up the grind, payed his dues and now he is not totally free he still has to work 2 or 3 times a week representing taxes maintenance etc, but at least he doesnt have to work all the time like he did when he was a debt slave to become free
 

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Reminds me of an old classic. This came out before the internet. Imagine what this speech would be like if it referenced today's technology, news networks, and various other propaganda machines...


Only part I might disagree with in this speech is the part about finding truth from your 'gurus.' ;)
 

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You know what's more creepy? I just finished watching Black Mirrors movie. Literally few minutes ago. And randomly jumped in this thread. That's creepy. Lol.
 

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My friend told me about this show several months ago. This is the first episode she showed me. I was hooked on the show after.

Imagine if everyone could take a step back and see their life in the rat race for what it is...
IMO most people see how fuarked up the system is, but they simply ignore it.
 

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Or they live in a constant state of learned helplessness. "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation" (applies to women too)
Good point. Here's the catch: most people are desperately dependent upon that rat race and know no better way of living their lives. Some people are so desperately dependent that they try to protect the rat wheel if anyone tries to destroy it... and you know what? If you opened a cage the rat would still stay inside the cage, because of food, water and security.
 

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Not to do with SCRIPTED or anything but their Christmas episode they did a few years ago is brilliant. The general idea is that you have a form of facebook implanted in your head that you can see through your eyes (think AR). You can block people so they cant speak to you and whatnot. It's a really good story.
 
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I tend to be skeptical of technology insofar as its impact on humanity, but man, this series really spikes up the fear.

I could talk about every episode and how we are truly only 1 or 2 steps away from a similar insanity.
 

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I tend to be skeptical of technology insofar as its impact on humanity, but man, this series really spikes up the fear.

I could talk about every episode and how we are truly only 1 or 2 steps away from a similar insanity.
The episode where everything is about that social platform that let's you rate people is just too damn close to what's happening now :/
 

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Black mirror is genius. Every single episode really makes you think. It's one of few TV shows I can totally recommend to everyone, not only a great entertainment but I believe it also kind of forces people to stop and reflect.

@Almantas what do you mean "I justfinished watching Black Mirrors movie" is there a movie they made?
 
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surprised to see you watch tv MJ!
TV is dependent on what I got going on. When in Chuma mode, the TV cannot compete and can stay off for weeks to months.
 
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Could this be the future of television?

I think so...

My favorite books when I was a teenager were those "you decide" books ...

You read a story and come across a choice...

Go to page 235 to go take the shortcut through the woods,
or
Go to page 103 to continue forward on the path...

Interactive TV lets viewers decide.

Netflix to add choose-your-own-ending option to shows like ‘Black Mirror’
 

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Could this be the future of television?

I think so...

My favorite books when I was a teenager were those "you decide" books ...

You read a story and come across a choice...

Go to page 235 to go take the shortcut through the woods,
or
Go to page 103 to continue forward on the path...

Interactive TV lets viewers decide.

Netflix to add choose-your-own-ending option to shows like ‘Black Mirror’
I’ve been thinking for a year or two that this would eventually happen. I see a market for all ages as well as a great opportunity for Netflix to market it as a family event vs. one person watching a show while the rest of the family does something else.

My best guess says it will be a year or two long fad but who knows...imagine the licensing opportunities for kids to dictate the decisions all their favorite characters make? My 3 1/2 year old would eat that up and admittedly, I would have at least as much fun as him.
 

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Bump.

The dystopia featured in Black Mirror is now here...

 
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Bump.

The dystopia featured in Black Mirror is now here...

That is horrifying.

"I am finally a normal person" -- after he has gotten his score back through donating money, donating blood, and doing volunteer service -- when he NEVER DID ANYTHING WRONG in the first place (I mean, it's stupid to cosign for a loan, but it's not wrong).

He was a normal person all along. But the scoring convinced him he wasn't.
 
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I haven't actually seen the show, but it looks really good.

A couple of Sunday's ago, my wife and I drove to a small town outside of our city to hang out for the afternoon. As I was looking for a parking space, my wife commented "wow, everyone is on their phones here." I wasn't paying attention and was just looking for a parking spot so I said "yeah, everyone is always on their phones these days, sweetheart."

She said "No. Look! EVERYONE is on their phones here!"

I came to a stop sign. About a dozen people crossed the street in front of us. Each of them, without exception, was looking down at a phone.

I looked around. The sidewalks were full of dozens, maybe hundreds of people, all looking down at their phones. It was one of the strangest things I've ever seen.

My first thought was that maybe a commercial or TV show was being filmed. It was Twighlight Zone weird.

Turns out it was a Pokemon Go tournament that happens once a month.

The whole afternoon, we were surrounded by people on their phones playing Pokemon. It was simultaneously amusing and somewhat disturbing.
 
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From Black Mirror, Episode 2...

Got caught watching this the other night and I found it to have many poignant SCRIPTED messages... about freedom, about being a drone, about our dependency on a system and the screens that run the system.

Is this a fair representation of the SCRIPT in the future?

Is our 9-5 cubicle mundanity any different than the bike?

Entire Episode is here: (Worth watching, it's kinda creepy)

When the main character finally has enough (but still cannot escape.)

The entire episode is RIFE with SCRIPTED metaphors and parallels about real life...

Here's an analysis of the episode itself...


My Favorite black mirror episode was " Nosedive "
 

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I dislike most series because it consumes soo much time, and also because I tend to get bored while watching them. However, seeing a thread on this forum about one made me give it a try... The first episode was horrible!
Two best friends doing gay shit in a video game, really?
I do hope it gets better...
 

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