Black Mirror – l = 0 + Mirror Back

The other day I tried to explain the series Black Mirror to someone who is not tech savy. It is a series portraying the “collective unease of the modern world”.

She sat on my left. I  was perched on a bench having a conversation with another about the pitfalls of social media. I describe some as Black Mirror experiences. She asked what is that. If I had been a bit more aware, I would have advised her to google it. My friend, does have a smart phone. But no, I tried to explain it in terms of the past.

Remember bullying in junior high?

The conversation took on a life of it’s own. I became animated in my depictions of the evil characters. I became an evil character.

It was a Mirror Back experience.

Some things never change.


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