Black Mirror Season 4 Part 1 (feat. Fraser Cain of Universe Today) : Episode 125

Stream the season:
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Black Mirror Season 4 Part 1 (Episodes 1-3)

What: Dystopian sadness over and over where somehow the bright points are even worse
Directed by: Toby Haynes, Jodie Foster, John Hillcoat
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Andrew Gower | Rosemarie DeWitt, Brenna Harding, Owen Teague | Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson

Featuring guest co-host
Fraser Cain headshotFraser Cain of Universe Today

Recommended and Related Media

Fraser’s Stuff
Fraser has been rocking and rolling as a content creator online for the better part of a decade. I first discovered him via his podcast Astronomy Cast. Tons of binge-able astronomy-learning to be had. Highly recommended!
Visit his things! Astronomy Cast | Universe Today | Weekly Space Hangout | Guide to Space

Black Mirror
I mean, we’re covering half of season 4 here, but the whole show is probably worth your time. 🙂
Watch it Netflix

Show Notes

Episode 1 – USS Callister

The one with the Star Trek. Protecting the new kinds of consciousnesses we will eventually create. Sleeping through the AI apocalypse. What our solo video game habits say about us. Posthumous digital simulations. Data sources for creating a digital simulacrum and how DNA is one of the least useful. Designing your brain-machine interface to not possibly ever lock someone in ever.

Episode 2 – Arkangel

The one with the helicopter parenting. Mundane parenting concerns writ large in tech. Becoming luddites and finding your breaking point. But then you die and it doesn’t matter. The danger of cloud services. Computer vision and visual input filtering.

Episode 3 – Crocodile

The one with the murders. Would you like a little more murder on your murder sandwich? The genius of the automatic, unmanned pizza truck. The pointlessness of human testimony. Crowdsourcing accurate memories. Memory obstruction strategies.

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