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What if we could edit people’s appearances in real life the way we edit them in photos? For example, if someone uses an app to make themselves appear thinner and their friend’s teeth look whiter – what if they could actually fix that as instantly in real life as they can on their devices?
This episode follows the main character, Georgie. She is a talkative girl who is always talking on her phone. Some would say she is a gossip and is always talking about those around her.
Something I always wonder about in life is why certain things happen and why it seems we have no control over these events. One thing that constantly worries people regardless of these happenings is death – when it will come, and what they can do to change it.
In 2035, humans have given up their rights to a familiar corporation, Apple. Over the years, the company has fed the public’s tech addictions, and the entire world has become slave to the company. News of the latest iPhone upgrade permeates all forms of social media and television. Apple runs the world, and the company has all power over the government and its people, making citizens stay updated on their latest products or face consequences.
In a future overpopulated world, doctors have developed an affordable medicine that allows people to live longer. People can add years to their lives by taking the medicine. However, this eventually leads to overpopulation and competition for food, jobs, shelter and other resources. One woman trying to make ends meet finds herself in a life-altering situation.
In the future, scientists create a contact lens that displays a person’s past. While having a conversation with someone, these contacts allow you to read their names, past mistakes, and anything you need to know to characterize the person. This keeps people out of trouble and on their best behavior.
By Hailey Cunningham My “Black Mirror” episode idea was inspired by our society’s obsession and fascination with dating apps, such as Tinder and Bumble. I constantly hear about couples meeting on dating websites and apps. Awkward in-person confrontations and rejection are eliminated. It is also more convenient and less time-consuming to click through profiles of …
Each year, there is a recruiting process, but only for girls. Girls who have just became teenagers train for war. They leave for this journey on their 13th birthday.
In 2050, a law is passed that prevents people from speaking to each other aloud. The only contact allowed is through texting or some form of media. Some decide to fight back.
My episode of “Black Mirror” would be structured like a police drama to set it apart from other episodes. I imagine it being similar to the early episodes of “Psycho Pass.”
In a future government-controlled community that is a visual utopia, friendship is prized above all else, and community members are assigned indefinite friends that know their whereabouts at all times. Life gets complicated when a government agent assigns Maggie a new indefinite friend.
Between the years 2050-2059, I predict technology will take over the world. Most cars in the developed world will be computer-controlled. By 2050, bionic eye implants will be used by most people, and they will be able to relay data and footage on the spot.
My episode would be set in the near future in a country much like America where the government has decided they have reached their limit when dealing with mass violence and terrorism.
In the near future, any time you see something on social media that you like, you have the opportunity to immediately buy that item. Everything you see online has a purchase button right at your finger tips.
In my episode of “Black Mirror,” scientists have found a cure for aging. They have found medicine that prevents people from aging on the outside and inside. Although people cannot age, they can still die from disease and physical damage.
Everyone has artificial intelligence in their homes in the year 2065, and they are using robots in their everyday lives. The robots do daily chores and make sure families stay comfortable. A couple, Dave and June, are arguing about whether or not add a robot to their family.
In the near future, people begin to rely on the newest model of Alexa for everything. Companies and businesses replace employees with devices like Alexa, eliminating daily personal interactions. For one woman, the new technological advances have resulted in a lonely existence.
In the near future, babies are inserted with identical microchips at birth identifying them as soulmates. At age 18, young lovers must play a game to find each other that will end in love or death.
In the near future, when someone “plugs in” to watch TV or a movie, they actually become the main characters within the picture, and experience everything that the main character is experiencing. Whether it’s physical, emotional or psychological pain, they feel it all.
In the near future, U.S. citizens use a social media app on cellular devices to control the government. The citizens have the power to vote in elections and control policies using the app. However, the immediate control citizens have over government leads to the country’s destruction.
The Network is an online social media platform that lets members instantly watch other members’ lives. A chip is inserted behind the optic nerve, and the neural images are automatically uploaded to The Network for members to view. Once implanted, the only way to turn the stream off is death.
In the year 2050, society is beginning to adapt to life with self-driving cars. Many people are skeptical about whether to trust the cars, but they are left with no choice when a law is passed prohibiting human-driven cars from roadways. As society becomes dependent on self-driving cars, and cars become “smarter,” passengers eventually experience nightmare consequences.
In this futuristic society, people live in a world where drones complete everyday household tasks. Albert, the main character, is a middle-class white male in his early 40s. He has multiple drones in his home that assist with daily chores.
Trent Walters is a normal teen. He grew up in the suburbs in a middle class family, and had just graduated high school. He waited until the spring semester to enroll in college so he could work to save some money during the fall.
For my Black Mirror episode, I would have all the people in the community, or the characters in the episode extremely addicted to their cell phones – to the point where they cannot interact or communicate with each other confidently with out them.
The U.S. government issues a law that requires all citizens to wear a Fitbit that is linked to a government database. They must meet a 10,000 step requirement every day and have their diets monitored so that the country can become a superpower again.
In 2034, after birth, each person is required to receive a brain implant called “MonorU.” MonorU broadcasts the thoughts every person has regularly, then displays those thoughts on a social media website called BetterU. Users vote to “censor” or “ignore” a person’s thoughts. Delvin McKinney, 17, is on the verge of dissenting.
My episode takes place several years into the future. At this time, around 2040, social media and technology have really taken off. There have been several new social media websites invented, and everybody is amazed by social media and technology, even more than they are today.
The year is 2078, and an extreme form of political correctness has taken over the entire U.S. A new software called “FilterMe” that was created three years prior to this time is installed on every technological device that filters everything you read, say, and type in order to regulate political correctness.
In the near future, a beautiful girl begins a downward spiral when she receives negative feedback from social media similar to the Tinder app. Everyone walks around with their phones, swiping left or right each time they encounter someone, which affects the person’s dating and friendship ratings.
Jamie lived in a perfect world – a world with no war, no hunger, no imperfections, nothing to worry about. Every morning, she woke at the same time, had the same perfectly cooked breakfast, and put on a perfectly tailored outfit. And before she left to attend an exclusive academy, she looked in a mirror. But it was not an ordinary mirror.
Many people use social media or relationship apps to find friends or a potential girlfriend/boyfriend. These apps usually present a fantastic image of the person with words that only uplift and send positive impressions to the viewer.
In 2320, the Earth is quickly becoming far too cramped. In response, an aeronautics corporation called Artemis has launched a project. The moon will act as the planet’s storage, aided by a “lunar elevator.”
By Katherine Johnson The world is divided. There are the “APT’s” and the “NON’s” all over the world. If you fall into the APT category, you have a genetically modified aptitude to be good at your passion. If you are a NON, what you enjoy doing is different than you genetic aptitude. The fate of …
In the year 3000, civilians live under water because it is dangerous to live on land where humans – obsessed with technology and videogaming – drive motorized vehicles as if they were video-game controls. People in these vehicles chase other vehicles to destroy them vying for total control of the world.
In the near future, superiority is based on social media accounts. If a person is verified on Twitter or Instagram, they have more privileges than people who are not verified. There are Vs and Zeros, and they don’t mix.
My idea for Black Mirror Season 4: Episode 1 involves the healthcare system and AI. My story is set in a neighborhood suburb of Atlanta.
By Adam Fargo It’s about a man who lives in the projects, and suddenly, they begin seeing advertisements for a new social media site called “The Eye.” The episode is about how the government is watching them, and no one reads the terms and conditions. People are signing up for the social media site “The …
In the near future, people use an app that enables them to virtually date. Once two people are matched and qualified to go virtual, they can go on a virtual date with one another “anywhere” they choose.
In my episode of Season 4 of Black Mirror, the year is 2065, and the latest home innovation is the newest feature from Amazon XX, which automatically restocks every car and home that is registered with them.