The Best TV Show You're Not Watching

January 13, 2015 3:16 PM

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Science fiction is a genre dominated by deep leaps into the future. Interstellar, for example, shows Earth on its deathbed, new planets and lifelike artificial intelligence. As humans, we always want to imagine ourselves innovating the world and bettering ourselves. There's always something about flying cars, too. However, the UK's Channel 4 show Black Mirror is challenging the standards of science fiction by imagining technology that is only a blink away, a glimmer in science's eyes.

Black Mirror, a collection of unrelated installments, shows the ways socialization, politics and human values suffer as our technology evolves at its current rapid rate. It's not "anti-technology" propaganda, though. It's just more-or-less cautionary tales about what can happen when technology that ...

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