RSS

‘Black Mirror’ Kicks Off Its Third Season with a Five-Star Episode

25 Oct

Earlier this month, The Verge ran an equally fascinating and unsettling article about a computer engineer named Eugenia who fed all of her text conversations with her late friend Roman—who died after being struck by a car—into an artificial neural network. Eugenia’s goal was to see if she could digitally reanimate Roman as a chatbot that could imitate his dialogue closely enough to recreate their conversations. She accomplished her goal well enough to make her miss her friend even more, enough to trick herself into forgetting Roman was gone.The article drew immediate comparisons to Black Mirror; the first season episode “Be Right Back” followed a nearly identical plot. But how does that technological advancement affect the perception of the Black Mirror episode? It wouldn’t be terrifying in 2016 to watch an episode of television about, say, a fax machine that prints dispatches from the dead. So is Black Mirror more effective when it’s just ahead of evolving technology or when it depicts an inconceivable future?

Source: ‘Black Mirror’ Kicks Off Its Third Season with a Five-Star Episode | VICE | United States

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on October 25, 2016 in Reportages

 

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: