Warning: May contain Black Mirror spoilers!
Technology moves at light-speed. Netflix’s Black Mirror explores the innovative, pervasive and often dark side of a near-future world filled with artificial intelligence, smart devices and other surreal advancements. Season 4 of the dystopian anthology series arrived on December 29 and we can’t stop obsessing about what we see. Stream all 4 seasons with Netflix on Contour.
These 10 future technologies may soon be reality:
1. Way Too Immersive Entertainment
What’s better than watching your favorite TV show? Being an actual part of it. In the episode “USS Callister,” an obsessed sci-fi fan takes virtual reality to new heights when he recreates his favorite show with actual people he knows. Using DNA cloning, he forces his coworkers to join the cast and manipulates them as the crew of a space station that he mercilessly commands.
2. Virtual Space Exploration
The crew of the “USS Callister” eventually go through the wormhole and release themselves from the grips of their evil captain. Phew! This leaves them to explore space however they want. Virtual space exploration could allow everyone — not just astronauts — to experience the cosmos up close.
3. Memory Watchers
What do you remember? In the episode “Crocodile,” insurance claims are pieced together by conjuring up memories using a machine called a Recaller. Although this advanced tracker — which includes sights, sounds and even smells — appears like a great bookkeeping idea, strangers accessing your “raw impression of events” quickly derails into unwanted viewing. Just ask the hamster at the end of the episode.