Linh Nguyen "The Entire History of You" brought viewers into a world where most of the population has adopted a device called "the grain," an implant used to record everything by default. One could rewind any memory they want to access to relive or observe, and it could even be shared with others on a …
“White Bear” plays a significant role in opening the discussion of the ethics of punishment, and the role social media plays in the topic. The morals involved in deciding who is deserving of punishment critically result in the involvement of the public.
The mobile phone has brought both positivity and negativity into our lives. It is the double-edged sword that resides in our pockets at all times.
Today, thanks to the internet, anyone can become a journalist. Whether it is through writing a story or taking a video, publicizing one’s opinion is only a few clicks away. With that possibility, however, emerges a problem: the bystander effect.
The article also talks of the danger of the “mob mentality” and how seeing Carson as a spectacle was a direct cause of the negligence that led to his death. The mentality can cause people to “deviate in significant and extraordinary ways from their ordinary behavior and act in ways that are legally reprehensible…as they did in this case."
A society in which we base our place in society and our self worth on a “rating” is upon us, especially in larger cities. Some clubs in New York City ask you to show your Instagram following before being admitted. There are certain murals in L.A that require you to be verified on Twitter before you can view them and take photos in front of them.
“Be Right Back” is all about grief, the mourning process of one, and how in the new age, technology influences it.
Many "Black Mirror" episodes show the dangers of being obsessed with social media. With each of those episodes, there is always the consequence of becoming too involved. The episodes “Be Right Back” and “Nosedive” are two examples. While they may not share the same dangers, they both show how social media obsession can affect someone.
"Black Mirror’s" episode "Nosedive" depicts a near futuristic society dependent on technology, eerily reminiscent of our world today. So great is the importance we place on these platforms, a significant number of people are addicted to social media.
Most episodes of "Black Mirror" are a little disturbing, and “White Bear” is no exception. At first, it seems like a dystopia or post-apocalyptic world. After some reflection, I think what is often the most unsettling thing about the “White Bear” episode and so many other episodes of "Black Mirror" is you are kind of going through the experience with the character.
"Black Mirror's" "White Bear" episode was certainly one of the darker episodes of the series. I watched it late at night, and it left me feeling unsettled until I fell asleep. I think the episode really reflects hyperbolized, but possible, versions of our society.
In Playtest, we see a character who is unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy, truth and fiction, because of the media technology he is using. Is this a problem today in any way? Could it be a problem in the future? How? "There have been numerous stories of kids, and even adults, who decided …
Do you identify with Lacie in Nosedive? "Yes. There are times when I'm so focused on my public persona that I'll spend 30 minutes crafting a post, and then check to see how many/who liked it." "Sadly, I do identify with Lacie from Nosedive. On a much lower scale, I am still very guilty of …
"Black Mirror" envisions the scary near future of technology and media. Students were asked if they could travel back in time, what present day technology and media would they warn people of the past about? "The reason "Black Mirror" is so scary is because it envisions the near future of the society we live in. …
By Madison Rettig Nosedive is eye-opening, and I truly can see something of that nature becoming real life because of where social media is already heading. Everyone already basis their whole lives off of social media, posting pictures to show that they have fun on the weekends or that they go on luxurious vacations. Relating …
I can’t stop thinking about the "Black Mirror" episode Nosedive. Living in a world in which your destiny is determined by others rating you is scary. Things like a bad day, being sick, or not being in a good mood could really affect you negatively.
After watching Nosedive, I felt an overwhelming sense of guilt and fear. I felt guilt because I knew how close to that corrupted society our generation has become. I felt fear because a society based entirely on outward appearance and endless facades conveys the essence of what our society is today.
"Black Mirror’s" Nosedive presents an alternate future in which social media controls all aspects of daily life. The episode stars Bryce Howard as a social media obsessed 20-something named Lacie Pound. Alice Eve os Lacie’s beautiful and successful childhood friend, Naomi.
Charile Brooker's "Black Mirror" is a series of stand-alone dramas that explore the near future. NoseDive is a episode within the series that explores what the future would look like if we lived life through phone ratings.
There are always new shows and movies coming out about “the future," but I have yet to watch anything close to how this episode, Nosedive, portrays our world in such a different way. In this episode, everyone is rated from one, which is the lowest rank, to four, which is the highest.
I feel like Nosedive shows the reality of social media. "Black Mirror" is accurately depicting how people use social media, and in a sense, the show is showing what social media and life could eventually turn into.
Nosedive is an episode from the British science fiction television series "Black Mirror." It was created by Charlie Brooker. This episode is about society having a rating for everything that is social, such as food, conversations and personalities.
I had actually seen this specific episode from the series “Black Mirror” a few weeks prior in my sociology class, but watching it a second time was definitely different and much more eye-opening than the first.
As a whole, I'm not fond of this show. It seems a bit much to me. That's exactly how I feel about this episode too. I don't want my lack of interest in this show or the entire series to convey that I don't appreciate the overall message. I think what the writers have created is a brilliant idea drawn from our obsession with technology. So I suppose it may be confusing that I don't like the show.
After watching this episode of "Black Mirror," I left the classroom feeling discouraged, afraid, and honestly a little bit anxious about what the future of social media holds for our world.