Black Mirror S03E01
An under 2000 character Review on Anthologies. Number 8, Black Mirror S03E01 – Nosedive – Directed By: Jon Wright – Written By: Rashida Jones, Michael Schur, Charlie Brooker – Release Date: 10/21/2016. Originally Posted on 6/17/2020.
Black Mirror is a UK retelling, of sorts, of the Twilight Zone. Most of the
episodes have to do with humanity or the dark sides of humanity in relation
to modern society, technological advancements and media/social media
sensationalism aka what I call “POOP Culture.”
Nosedive is the tale when we let social media dictate your social status
in, “REAL-LIFE,” aka reality… In this Universe, people are connected to a
World Wide Social Media status rating system. However, some choose to
contribute on a bigger scale by joining other, more interconnected versions
of this scale where some just accept their generic status they are given.
Depending on their status, they have more or less accessibility to things
in the real world. Restaurants, stores, currency, discounts. All come from
the rating this World Wide Social Media System gives a person. Based on how
each person behaves, each, and every human interaction can get a rating if
the people involved choose to rate the other person’s experience.
It works like say, TINDER and/or other dating sites, but for EVERYTHING a
person does in the real world. They do something and post it and others can
vote one to five stars based on what they think. Most people with a 4.2 or
better are considered middle to higher class whereas people under 4.2 are
considered average or lower.
People over 4.5 are considered elite status people. In this Universe, you
want to be friends with those people. It does not take much for people who
are out-spoken to drop in ratings, fast. This is exactly what happens to
Lacie Pound. She reacts pretty naturally to her surroundings, yet others
are fixated, along with Lacie, on how the interaction is reflected on the
World Wide Social Media Platform.
Another warning from Black Mirror about how out of hand social media can
be. By 2016 Social Media now has its footprint on our way of life. Now in
2020, I am afraid this reality is more plausible than ever before. Be