Sat. Apr 20th, 2019

Netflix’s Osmosis is like a Black Mirror episode that doesn’t hate technology

Netflix’s Osmosis is like a Black Mirror episode that doesn’t hate technology

Virtually every episode of Charlie Brooker’s Netflix anthology series Black Mirror is an Atlantic cover story about how technology is either corrupting the populace or threatening the children. The episode “Nosedive” warns that the drive for social media likes will create a society of enforced saccharine smarm. “Arkangel” worries that advances in surveillance technology will enable mega helicopter parenting, leading repressed kids into meaningless lives of sex, drugs, and other mischief. Even the relatively upbeat “Hang the DJ” imagines a future where dating apps create and torture sentient AIs to test them for compatibility. In Brooker’s world, technology can transform even true love into something decadent and callous.

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/26/18281474/netflix-osmosis-review-french-black-mirror-nanotechnology-romance

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