How Far Off Are We from the Digital Clones of 'Black Mirror'?

How Far Off Are We from the Digital Clones of 'Black Mirror'?


Publication Title
Vice
Publication/Creation Date
January 15 2018
Creators/Contributors
Oscar Rickett (creator)
Charlie Brooker (contributor)
Robin Hanson (contributor)
Johan Storm (contributor)
Toby Walsh (contributor)
Bruce Duncan (contributor)
Martine Rothblatt (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"Over the course of four seasons, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has returned to one fear more than any other: that digital copies of ourselves could be left for eternity in various states of happiness or distress. As a metaphor for the way we are now, or for the future of the world, it is often very powerful. Characters have been trapped in simulations, their digital existence normally a form of torture, but one that brings a "real" person some sense of comfort: a digital prison ("White Christmas"), a boyfriend brought back to life ("Be Right Back"), revenge on a co-worker ("USS Callister")a dating simulator ("Hang the DJ") or a distraction from illness ("San Junipero")".
HCI Platform
Other
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Brain
Source
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/zmq8vy/how-far-off-are-we-from-the-digital-clones-of-black-mirror