Black Mirror is a British TV series produced by Endemol. Each episode is disconnected from the others, as are the characters, always different for each episode. The only common thread that unites this series is the relationship between technology and society, the massive use of social media, smartphones, the Internet, or transhumanist technologies still not completely invented today, but potentially available in the near future.
For example, the possibility of talking to a deceased loved one, after his or her death is already possible, this programmer, after losing her boyfriend in an accident, has developed software that runs through an AI. She is capable of doing so, and this matter is also the base of an episode of Black Mirror.
Everything is under development, like a Baby A.I. primordial with learning on the fly, and this suggests that the interactions between humans, the transhumanist and virtual technologies described in the various episodes could soon materialize.
Among other examples we take the Patent US6506148: Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors, ie: an electromagnetic stimulator able to act on the central nervous system through the use of magnetic fields generated by any type of monitor (TV, Computer, Smartphone , etc.) to manipulate the human mind.
Cyborg insects, also protagonists of an episode, are already a reality.
Synapse of the IBM, a system, RFID Chip, which acts as a magnetic card instead of the traditional magnetic card of the bancomat, implementing who knows how many other functions, even remote: vote at a distance, surveys, etc.
The possibility of recording one’s own brain memory as today we record, copy, download, transmit data in hard disks, in solid state disks, in servers, on the Internet, will soon become a reality.
But what are the ethical implications, the conditioned reflexes that will appear in our societies? Already many of these we can ascertain, because they have already happened, such as the conformism in the use of smartphones, of selfies, the desire to appear, the illusion of leading or divulging one’s own thoughts and feelings like the first journalists , politicians, opinion leaders, actors, actresses, models, photomodels, and various celebrities.
The addiction to the immoderate use of these virtual prehistoric worlds has nothing to envy of the addiction to common drugs, one ends up living one’s life as a mystical experience, of knowledge, of virtue, one ends up looking around, to relate to the neighbor sitting next to you, or on a bench watching you while you are pressing the micro keys of these flat glass, plastic and thin metal boxes, you end up observing nature and accepting it only as a reality and two dimensional.
This is why those who are already aware of this Buddhist illusion will like this series but will not really find anything new at the end of each episode, because they already knew the end, while those who are not aware of the fact that we are living instead will find these episodes very disturbing, unpleasant, even disgusting, medicines or herbs that cure various diseases are also bitter, life itself has always been sweet and bitter, and no technology can ever change this dual aspect, or at least until this life will be life in the flesh that moves as we know it.