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.
“Hedonic treadmill” is a term used by psychologists to define the feeling of a happiness boost people feel for only a short amount of time. The hedonic treadmill is a theory that “people return to their baseline level of happiness, regardless of what happens to them.”
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.
While the premise of "Nosedive" can seem rather far-fetched at first, it ties heavily into our every day lives and ways social media is being implemented today. Thematically, the episode does a good job in representing the populace's addiction to social media. The score is interesting as a literal commodification of the value we see in other people on social media.
Season 3, Episode 1 of "Black Mirror" was my first time watching the show. I was not sure what to expect going into it. Within the first five minutes, I knew it was going to be completely different than I could have imagined.
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 …
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.
After watching the Nosedive episode of "Black Mirror," I was astounded by how well the producers depicted the futuristic world to become. This episode was about the effects social media has had on its consumers. As soon as I started watching it, I thought this couldn't be the way we act. However, I was wrong. Sadly, we as humans tend to "rate" people based on first glance.
The first episode of "Black Mirror" will have you thinking in several different ways. Growing up, we have always seen aspects of the "future" in many movies, comics, and TV shows. We are so technologically advanced that many of us are left wondering, "What is next?" It would be shocking if the human race could manage to get even more dependent on tech, but new things are always coming.
I think the episode of "Black Mirror "called Nosedive is realistically scary. There is no doubt technology will run the human existence for the rest of time. It is everywhere and continues to consume us.
When we watched Nosedive, the episode of "Black Mirror" in class, I had seen it before, as I have watched the entire show on my own. "Black Mirror" is a science fiction anthology show that focuses on satirical examinations of our society and how it may progress.