Samir’s Selection 10/21/2016 (p.m.)
Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker on how ‘terrifying’ trolling inspired show – BBC News
While the writer says he mourns what he describes as “the debris of 2016, the year you couldn’t even be a clown any more without it being creepy,” he adds that he is “incredibly optimistic about technology”.
“You wouldn’t know if from the show, but I am. I think, by and large, the internet is a force for good. There may be a lot of toxicity online, but I think eventually humans will work out a code of conduct without the need for legislation.
“And I do believe that tech will solve more problems than it causes – a cure for cancer, in the future, for example. And I definitely haven’t started worrying in the night about robots taking over. Yet.”
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