We Should Have Evolved Past This ‘Twilight Zone’ World, Not Become It

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It's the year 2020, but the topics and issues discussed in "The Twilight Zone" classic series are relevant today. "Number 12 Looks Just Like You” focuses on the expectations of society and the beauty norms of the time. The episode is a frightening, modern day reality of plastic surgery, beauty standards, and mental health problems.

‘The Entire History of You’ Makes Us Question How New Tech Developments Could Impact Society

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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 …

Beauty Standards and AI of ‘The Twilight Zone’ is Our Future

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Alexandra Davis In "The Twilight Zone" episode "The Lateness of the Hour," the audience is introduced to the Loren family. Dr. William Loren, the patriarch, is surrounded by his wife, Mrs. Loren, his daughter, Jana, and a team of servants. You quickly learn that the family has not left their mansion in several years. Jana, …

‘White Bear’ Shows us a New Form of Mob Mentality

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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."

What Are The Positives And Negatives Of Developing Digital Contacts?

Daja Wade "The Entire History of You" is another "Black Mirror" episode that introduces a form of technology that is already in the works of being perfected. Currently, we are able to read and research the progress of the development of contact lenses that would be able to store footage as memories and do many other …

We Are Personally Becoming The Infrastructure For Mass Surveillance

Barney Thompson “The Entire History of You” focuses on Liam and his wife Ffion and the aftermath of his early arrival home from a business trip, but the true star of the episode is The Grain. The device, assuredly a world-changing invention, records everything its user sees and stores the memories for indefinite access. Right …

Humans Couldn’t Handle The Memory Technology In ‘The Entire History of You’

Christina Purvis Black Mirror’s “The Entire History of You” doesn’t reveal itself as a dystopian society in the beginning. As the show progresses, the world seems like it has the best technological advances, but it is actually dangerously invasive. When Liam begins to suspect that his wife his cheating on him, he forces himself into …

In ’15 Million Merits,’ Characters Crave Positive Feedback From Social Media

By Benton Dodd The episode "15 Million Merits” was released in December of 2011 as one of the first few episodes of the "Black Mirror" series, and what a start it was. Leads Daniel Kaluuya and Jessica Brown Findlay do a phenomenal job of setting the stage for the audience with their thoroughly convincing portrayals …

‘White Bear’ violates NPPA Code of Ethics

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.