The Verge said it perfectly: “If Black Mirror could be summed up in one sentence, it’d probably be ‘Technology is exciting, but people are awful, and they keep finding the worst ways to apply it.’” If you’re a fan of the show, you might think it’s an interesting glimpse into the future. But, some of the technology you see throughout the series already exists in nascent stages. The six products mentioned will give you a taste of a future that’s already here.
Black Mirror Tech That’s Already Here!
- ‘Altered Carbon’: Underst... — ‘Altered Carbon’: The New Netflix Series, Explained | Hollywood Reporterhttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/altered-carbon-new-netflix-series-explained-1081140From executive producer and showrunner Laeta Kalogridis, and based on an original 2002 novel written by author Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon takes place in a far future world where mankind has captured immortality like lightning in a bottle — or high-tech devices in the back [...]
- This is what a 50-qubit quantum compu... — This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks likehttps://www.engadget.com/2018/01/09/this-is-what-a-50-qubit-quantum-computer-looks-like/From afar, it looks like a steampunk chandelier. An intricate collection of tubes and wires that culminate in a small steel cylinder at the bottom. It is, in fact, one of the most sophisticated quantum computers ever built. The processor inside has 50 quantum bits, or qubits, [...]
- Inside CES 2018: AI, big data, and 5G... — Inside CES 2018: AI, big data, and 5G are the future – TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/inside-ces-2018-ai-big-data-and-5g-are-the-future/?ftag=TREe09998f&bhid=27689259515740508250262421970472TechRepublic’s Bill Detwiler takes us behind the scenes at CES 2018 and explains why high speed mobile wireless, big data, and machine learning are the business technology trends to watch. SaveSave [...]
- Why Black Mirror’s Most Controv... — https://www.wired.com/story/black-mirror-black-museum/?mbid=nl_010618_daily_list1_p3“Black Museum” gives us a catharsis that’s all too lacking for some. Akin to the show’s haunting holiday special, “White Christmas,” “Black Museum” plays out in a nightmarish triptych, massaging three seemingly disparate stories into a single narrative. It’s a victory, and an ending that defies the natural biology of the series—and in being so, [...]
- Filipino adventurers use ancient tech... — Filipino adventurers use ancient technology to recreate historic voyage | World news | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/03/filipino-seafarers-recreation-1417-voyage-plain-sailingSeafarers to retrace sultan’s 600-mile journey across South China Sea in boats constructed using techniques from AD320 SaveSave [...]