What does Black Mirror say about Lifestyle and Technology?

Black Mirror Updates: Black Mirror is a sci-fi series created by Charlie Brooker. The series focuses on a modern society that faces the consequences of the disasters caused by the latest technology.

The makers of the show have put the work on the show on hold because of the pandemic situation in the whole world. The focus of the show-makers is not only to entertain the audience but also to give a reality check about the harmful effects of it on human behavior.

What do various seasons of Black Mirror tell about our lifestyle?

The first episode of season 3 focuses on the life of Lacie Pound, Her goal is to get a 4.5 rating in order to get a housing loan. She is a kind and humble girl. She has to attend the wedding of her childhood friend who is a social media star.

All the people at the wedding have a higher rating than her, Lacie has to work hard to reach their level, but none of this happens.

The Nosedive episode, stands as a mirror in front of us, as it conveys how social media runs our life. People today, do not survive on the basis of their genuine and kind behavior; rather they fake over social media which is far from their reality.

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Another episode of the series, Hated in the Nation, revolves around the cops trying to protect the innocent citizens falling prey to a Twitter hashtag which said #DeathTo.

The person, whose name falls along with the hashtag, has to lose their life as they are attacked by a swarm of bees. The question that arises here is whether the people are guilty or not? Today too, people express themselves and show that they are satisfied with other person’s happiness, but the reality lies from this.

The 2nd episode of season 4, Arkangel, revolves around a single mother Marie Sambrell who tries to participate in Arkangel, a revolutionary child monitoring system.

As Sara grows up her mother discovers via Arkangel, that she has fallen in love. This shows how technology has started controlling people. The episode makes us think whether our privacy is intact or not.

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