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We discover the best chapters of Black Mirror | Digital Trends Spanish

The award-winning sci-fi series Black mirror Charlie Brooker is like a remake of The Twilight Zone, but with a modern and technological twist. Next we are going to present you the best chapters of Black mirror in which we can see what would happen if all the new advanced technologies that we enjoy today got out of control.

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The best chapters of Black Mirror

10. USS Callister

Temporada 4, chapter 1

When you start watching the first chapter of the fourth season of Black mirror, initially you might think that you selected the wrong series. The truth is that it represents a change considering what the fans of Black mirror are used to it, with comic elements and special effects. But don’t be fooled – dark and sinister undertones remain at the heart of the story.

This chapter in question looks at what happens when a programmer and co-founder of a video game company uses a secret, simulated world in his game to become a powerful man.

What’s more, everyone around him becomes digital clones in the virtual world, unable to escape this alternate life: they are his digital slaves.

9. Arkangel

Season 4, Episode 2

How many parental controls is too much? Taking a look at this episode, directed by Jodie Foster, we see a mother authorizing her young son to get an implant with the intention of being able to locate him if he gets lost.

But, like a lot of technology today, it gets caught up in those seemingly harmless additional features, including live streaming of the child’s point of view, leaking inappropriate or scary images (ranging from brutal violence and blood to a menacing dog). and even vital signs check as an amplified activity tracker.

As the episode progresses, the mother’s meddling backfires in more ways than one.

8. Hated in the Nation

Season 3, Episode 6

Every action should have consequences and that also applies to the internet, where people often hide behind anonymity.

A seemingly harmless Twitter hashtag, #DeathTo, gets more sinister. This is a horrible wake-up call for those who see the Internet as a place where they can post harmful content without consequences, something that has become a hot topic in recent years.

7. Fifteen Million Merits

Season 1, Episode 2

Have you ever seen the stars of reality TV and thought of them as just trapped hamsters? His misfortunes and mistakes become spectacles and this chapter takes this notion and develops it.

In this distorted picture of society, people are literally trapped in an enclosed space with constant screen stimulation and forced to use stationary bicycles to acquire “merits” that can be traded for needs and details.

Eventually an ambitious singer is thrust into the world of porn, while a friend ends up getting his own weekly show.

6. Nosevide

Season 3, Episode 1

Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, this chapter offers a terrifying insight into what our obsession with social media approval and attention could be.

In this new world, social ranking, which includes how many “likes” you get, not only influences the way you think about yourself, but also works as a bargaining chip.

Everyone can make or break their social “rating” based on their interactions. Your overall score can affect a job promotion, a purchase, or even where each person lives. Consequently, a society is created in which no one feels comfortable showing their true feelings.

5. White christmas

Season 2, Episode 4

If technology can literally remove people from your life by making you unable to see them physically, and trapping a person within your own consciousness, this episode reveals what such a reality might look like.

Not only do we see a man a prisoner of his own mind, but he is also caught reliving Christmas Day, realizing that he has killed an older man and caused the death of a child.

4. San Junipero

Season 3, Episode 4

Winner of two Emmy Awards, this poignant episode explores the idea of ​​life and death.

While much of the story follows two very opposite young people in the 1980s exploring their romantic love, the underlying theme is that of “life” after death.

Both women are really old, one is a quadriplegic, but they experience this “life” virtually. They face a difficult decision: do they leave their diseased human bodies and rejoin a simulated reality, living “life” through their conscious minds after death?

3. Bandersnatch

Released between the fourth and fifth seasons of the series, this independent film is among the best entries of Black mirror to date, not only because of its fascinating tale of a young computer programmer trying to adapt a sprawling fantasy novel, while fighting his own psychological demons (real and imagined), but also because of the way he tells the story.

Bandersnatch It is presented in an interactive narrative, “choose your own adventure” style, which allows viewers to influence the actions of the main character and determine how the story unfolds.

A host of plot twists, recursive story elements, and various endings await the film’s audience, and just like the best episodes in the series, Bandersnatch breaks new ground in ways that keep you thinking long after the story ends.

2. The Entire History of You

Season 1, Episode 3

Imagine being able to record everything you see and hear. A “device” implanted behind the ear in this fictional world does just that. It allows you to reproduce a conversation, childhood memory, etc., that is, almost anything, at any given moment.

While it may seem fun and useful at first, such power can lead to unfortunate events. In fact, one man in this episode discovers how what might sound great in theory can quickly turn very dark.

1. Be Right Back

Season 2, Episode 1

Big brands can design complete profiles of us based on the personal information we share on the internet, what we like or comment on, and even how we interact with others through social networks.

This episode explores how much of “us” can be discerned from this huge database of information that is being stored online.

When a man dies, his wife tempts fate by using technology that simulates the voice and personality on the phone and gradually tries other techniques along the same lines. But can we really artificially recreate a person, and all his quirks, based on algorithms?

Bonus Track: Black Museum

Season 4, Episode 6

This episode, which beautifully culminates the final season, deserves an honorable mention. It includes its own mini-anthology, along with tons of surprises from previous episodes. A young woman comes across a Black Museum run by a sociopath and a variety of old technologies gone wrong. As you explore the room, check out some familiar gadgets, including the DNA scanner from last season’s inaugural episode, USS Callister, the tablet device Arkangel and an autonomous drone of Hated in the Nation. It also brings together many of the themes from past episodes, including the reference to putting the elderly in the cloud, a memory of San Junipero and the tiny, circular-looking devices that connect to people’s heads to do everything from copies of consciousness to storage of memories.

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