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  1. Season 3 episode 3 – stick up your webcam, remember that all actions on the network can compromise you:( And to be honest, it was the strongest episode of the season for me, because it was the most real for our reality.

  2. You can perceive this series in different ways: as something philosophical, as entertainment, as a warning of the impact of technology on human life. But I find meaning in every episode of this show. This may be a commercial product, but it is made very well.

    It seems to me that the main thing for creators is human feelings. Fear of being humiliated in public in a series with the prime minister and a guy with a computer camera, fear of losing a loved one and trying to replace it with something (a robot), curiosity of a guy in a horror video game, self-affirmation in society through a talent show or ratings and ratings, jealousy in a series with a memory cloud. And the most interesting thing is how modern technologies allow people to satisfy these desires. Every year, the headlines of online publications are full of articles about the hacking of 100,500 accounts by hackers on Facebook. Maybe one day you will receive a happy letter with instructions, and if you refuse, everyone will see your correspondence. When a loved one dies, you strive to preserve their memory: someone keeps photos in albums, someone visits memorable places, someone does not even clean the room and leaves everything in its place – everyone copes as best they can. And then you can completely recreate your favorite one! I wonder how the child should perceive this robot then? Is he his father or what? The future is closer than we think, and this opens up new ideas of humanism, transhumanism, and so on.

    At the very least, isn't this how writers ' fiction about flying cars and space rockets was discussed at the beginning of the 20th century? They laughed at Tsiolkovsky, but they still flew into space;)

    З. S. The author's opinion may not coincide with yours and he is already celebrating the New Year 2018)

  3. The series made me think:
    1. War-the enemy is depersonalized, they say that they are inhumans, monsters, specifically cause soldiers to feel hatred for the enemy. Yes, almost always the same rulers do this, it just shows one of the options for how to do it
    2. People in the network. In reality, it's like good people, a direct role model, and they write a lot of nasty things on the web, all the evil essence breaks out, such people can do terrible things when they get power
    3. At the heart of many shows is the story of how many people are trying to get out of poverty and slavery, trying to show their achievements to the “stars”, which people use as a settlement coin�

    1. It is impossible for people who have done a lot of evil to respond in kind. How do we differ from them then? Like in the episode with the woman whose memory was erased and turned into a museum for torturing her.
    2. People focus their life energy too much on gossip and all sorts of tin things, as in the episode with the mayor of the city and the pig.�
    3. About the likes. It would be cool if people sincerely behaved like this, and not for the sake of likes. It's not very funny in this episode that at the end they say it's cool to insult each other and that it should be done. It is necessary to really treat each other sincerely, so that there is no negativity, but at the same time not to deceive.
  4. Because everything has a price, there are always risks, and survival is an endless balancing act, a search for a gray area between global control and chaos, between indifference and total concern, between faceless involvement and solitary identity.

    1. The most memorable episode, of course, was in the first season-about the UK premiere and sex with a pig. It teaches that in an age of media dependent on social networks, publicity makes a person vulnerable — there is no way you can resist a coordinated attack designed to discredit you. By the way, former Prime Minister David Cameron felt all this firsthand, although he did not leave entirely because of a newspaper article about his initiation as a student.

    2. Life after death will still suck. In the worst case scenario, you will be turned into a robot that will ruin the lives of your loved ones and turn them into psychopaths. At best, you will move into a virtual world, but it will still be controlled by some large company, and you — or your relatives-will have to pay for it.

    3. So far, we've been testing new technologies safely: here we have a computer in front of us, and all that threatens us — well, it can freeze or overheat. Now we can see that the smartphone can explode (OK, catch fire very quickly) right in your pocket. In the future, virtual reality will put pressure on our psyche, making changes in us imperceptibly, and then there will be biochips with prosthetics — random damage from them is scary to predict.

    4. Judging everything that happens around you sucks. By the way, to the author of the previous answer, I would give 2/5.

  5. It is unlikely that this series can teach something to a person familiar with modern technology. What they can lead to is either intuitive and so clear, or has already been said earlier in other works.

    A “black mirror” is a mirror where we see the world of certain technologies/rules that are already familiar to us in a less expressive form, but from the outside. As if we didn't know anything about people's passion for various kinds of shows, about likes in social networks, about psychological torture, etc. In my opinion, the beauty of the series is precisely that it affects the viewer not through philosophizing (“the moral of the story is this:…”), but through feelings, depicting unpleasant fiction as very familiar and therefore too real. The mind “sees” something unreal, but at the same time this mirror reflects the real world.

  6. What can the series “Black Mirror” teach you? In a good way, nothing at all. To look at this show as a deep work that raises new questions or, conversely, returns to the eternal questions and tries to give them their own answer, is rather stupid. Stupid and funny. It's just a “fashion show”. A series designed to appeal to viewers who would really like to think that they are smart and understand something about the trends of modern culture. You know, it's like in Zack Snyder's “Dawn of the Dead,” when one of the characters reads some nonsense in a glossy magazine and immediately changes his point of view on the world. Well, if such series help someone to think about the deep and start thinking as vulgarly as “Black Mirror” suggests, apparently, these viewers deserve it. For example, in the first episode of the last season of the show, with great fanfare, we are told that it turns out that we give grades to other people and reach out to those who have higher grades, and it seems like this is not very good. Just think! Well, OK. But someone this series can teach that “Black Mirror” can be watched just like that. As entertainment. But what a boring entertainment this is, I'm sorry.

  7. I won't say that I taught you, but rather warned you against getting too involved in the world of technology and the Internet.Yes, technological progress makes our lives easier and more efficient, but we must not forget that this is just a tool that needs to be used skillfully.

    Human relationships are what really matters.

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